International Journal of Medical Imaging

Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2023

  • Anatomical Variations of the Willis Circle: A Risk Factor for Brain Lesions in Sickle Cell Patients

    Nwatsock Joseph-Francis, Gharingam Marie Laure, Moulion-Tapouh Jean-Roger, Simoni Paolo, Moifo Boniface

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2023
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Nov. 23, 2022
    Accepted: Dec. 15, 2022
    Published: Jan. 10, 2023
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    Abstract: Background and objective: The brain lesions observed in sickle cell patients are often known to be due to vessels occlusions. But other factors could be associated with the genesis of these lesions. The objective of this study was to assess the association between the presence of anatomical variations in the Willis circle and that of brain lesions ... Show More
  • Effect of Continuous Medical Education on Awareness of Clinical Imaging Guidelines Among Imaging Referrers in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Harriet Nalubega Kisembo, Richard Malumba, Ritah Nassanga, Faith Ameda, Dina Husseiny Salama, Michael Grace Kawooya

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2023
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: Dec. 11, 2022
    Accepted: Dec. 30, 2022
    Published: Jan. 10, 2023
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    Abstract: Rationale and objectives: In recent decades, there has been an effort to improve the quality and safety of medical imaging globally. Such, has been promoted through the application of decision aid tools. Clinical Imaging Guidelines (CIGs) are systematically developed statements to assist referrers to make appropriate patient imaging decisions for s... Show More
  • Examining the Decision of Radiographers in the Selection of Computed Tomography Scan Radiation Doses

    Geoffrey Erem, William Olwit, Aloysius Gonzaga Mubuuke, Caroline Otike, Jacob Godfrey Agea, Akisophel Kisolo, Michael Grace Kawooya, Cyril Schandorf

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2023
    Pages: 12-20
    Received: Mar. 08, 2023
    Accepted: Mar. 24, 2023
    Published: Mar. 31, 2023
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    Abstract: Medical radiation is a controllable source and should be applied on individualized basis to determine whether each patient fits the appropriate criteria for the diagnostic procedure. Appropriate justification of requested CT examinations should ensure that benefits outweigh the risk. CT scan protocols and radiation doses vary greatly across countri... Show More
  • Evaluated the Correlation Between Serum Ferritin and Iron Overload of Liver, Spleen and Heart in β-Thalassemia Major Patients by MRI T2* Method

    Nga Thi Ho Nguyen, Phuoc Van Le, Phuoc Thanh Bui, Dung Van Le, Lam Hoang Nguyen, Van Bich Thi Le, Pham Van Bui

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2023
    Pages: 21-24
    Received: Mar. 17, 2023
    Accepted: Apr. 01, 2023
    Published: Apr. 18, 2023
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    Abstract: β-Thalassemia major often results in an excess of iron in the body due to frequent blood transfusions and enhanced absorption of iron in the gastrointestinal tract. Early detection of this condition and administering sufficient iron chelator therapy can significantly decrease the risk of complications and fatalities resulting from iron overload. MR... Show More