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A Ten Years of the SPECT System Operation at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital


Issahaku Shirazu, Theophilus Sackey, Ernest Kojo Eduful
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The study was done to have an overview of the benefits or otherwise of the SPECT system in Ghana since 2005. The procedure involve recording the attendance records and the imaging procedure since the inception of the SPECT machine. The objective of this project is to take a clinical review of the operation of the SPECT system since its installation as part of the basic QUANUM process. The data collected and analysed for the stated period has shown that there is a gradual increase in the number of patience. There were 3608 scans procedure in all, with bone scan been the highest with 54.52%, which formed more than half of the study and the least scan being GFR, just about 0.14% of the total study. Together with bone scan thyroid and renal study shows significant attendance ratio of 24.34% and 15.22% respectively. The three together formed about 94% of all the scans at the centre. It is also important to note that iodine therapy together with brain scan were slightly significant with about 3.41% and 1.64%, with the rest showing just about 1%of the total study. More than 56% of the imaging procedure occurred within 2010 and 2014 after initial slow attendance rate. This is because nuclear medicine procedure is gradually gaining prominence acceptance by clinical practitioners and patience. Furthermore, there is a positive correlation between the diagnosed condition of patience and with their present or past occupations and residence.

Issahaku Shirazu, Theophilus Sackey, Ernest Kojo Eduful

SPECT System, Bone Scan, Renal Study, Thyroid, Diagnoses

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-02-28 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
239-242 IJSRSET173168   Technoscience Academy

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Issahaku Shirazu, Theophilus Sackey, Ernest Kojo Eduful, "A Ten Years of the SPECT System Operation at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.239-242, January-February-2017.
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