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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 195-199

Avoidable challenges of a nuclear medicine facility in a developing nation


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, University College Hospital; Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, University College Hospital; Department of Radiotherapy, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
John Enyi Ejeh
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University College Hospital, P.M.B. 5116, Dugbe Post Office, Ibadan, Oyo State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.121962

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The role of nuclear medicine in disease management in a developing nation is as impactful as it is in other regions of the world. However, in the developing world, the practice of nuclear medicine is faced with a myriad of challenges, which can be easily avoided. In this review, we examine the many avoidable challenges to the practice of nuclear medicine in a developing nation. The review is largely based on personal experiences of the authors who are the pioneers and current practitioners of nuclear medicine in a typical developing nation. If the challenges examined in this review are avoided, the practice of nuclear medicine in such a nation will be more effective and practitioners will be more efficient in service delivery. Hence, the huge benefits of nuclear medicine will be made available to patients in such a developing nation.


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