Medical Imaging System and the Health Care Delivery System in Nigeria: An Overview

Oladele Stephen Adeola
2021 International Journal of Medical Imaging  
The concept of using an imaging system to effectively diagnose and treat patients is well embraced in medical health care delivery systems of most advanced countries of the world. This has brought a lot of efficiency, availability and a high degree of leverage to the systems. But implementing such a system in third world countries especially a state such as Nigeria is still a challenge. The prospect of implementation, however, is enormous. This study aims at providing first-hand information
more » ... t medical imaging to the health care practitioners. It is also intended to give a brief overview of the state of medical imaging in the health care delivery system with a focus on Nigeria. It additionally gives an insight into its challenges and discusses the benefits and prospects of the computer imaging system in the system. A methodological review of the current state of medical imaging system was examined with particular focus on its relationship to the health care delivery system in Nigeria. The use, benefits, method of generating as well as challenges and the huge potential of medical imaging in the advancement of the health care delivery system in Nigeria were examined. The study exposes the latest trend in medical imaging technologies and the relevancies to the Nigeria health care delivery system. Also, it examines the use of imaging technologies to treat various medical conditions of a patient in pre-medical and post-medical therapy. Also, up-to-date information about medical imaging focusing on Nigeria health care delivery system was discussed. It provides the first-hand informative source for medical practitioners as well as the general public when evaluating the need and importance of medical images to the overall health care delivery system in Nigeria. It reveals the uses, process in generating, capturing, storage and reporting of medical imaging as well as exploring the challenges and benefit of an imaging system in advancing health care delivery system in Nigeria. The study exposes the latest trend in medical imaging technologies and the relevancies to the Nigeria health care delivery system.
doi:10.11648/j.ijmi.20210901.15 fatcat:jtxow57vfreehjefbb4yvnxyyi