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Research Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Evaluation of Routine Chest X-rays Performed in a Tertiary Institution in Nigeria

Akinola Rachael A1*, Akhigbe Adenike O1, Mohammed Ahmadu S1, Jaiyesimi Mobolaji A1, Osinaike Omotayo O1, Jinadu Faosat O1 and Wright Kikelomo O2
1Radiology Department, College of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Nigeria
2Community Health Department of the College of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Rachael Adeyanju Akinola
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. 1-5 Oba Akinjobi street, GRA, Ikeja, Nigeria
Tel: +234 802 3120 299
E-mail: adeyanjua[email protected]
Received: June 05, 2014 Accepted: August 04, 2014 Published: August 12, 2014
Citation: Akinola Rachael A, Akhigbe Adenike O, Mohammed Ahmadu S, Jaiyesimi Mobolaji A, Osinaike Omotayo O, et al. (2014) Evaluation of Routine Chest X-rays Performed in a Tertiary Institution in Nigeria. Int J Cardiovasc Res 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000178

Abstract

Evaluation of Routine Chest X-rays Performed in a Tertiary Institution in Nigeria

The frequency of routine chest x-ray request in our teaching hospital is very high, as it is considered a prerequisite in preadmission, pre-employment and pre-operative cases. Literature however shows that the yield of these x-rays was very low in most cases. We therefore aim at finding the prevalence of unexpected abnormal findings on routine chest x-rays.

Keywords: Routine; Chest x-ray; Preschool; Pre-admission; Preoperative

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