Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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

Avoidable challenges of a nuclear medicine facility in a developing nation


Kayode Solomon Adedapo1, Yetunde Ajoke Onimode2, John Enyi Ejeh3, Adewale Oluwaseun Adepoju3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Adedapo KS, Onimode YA, Ejeh JE, Adepoju AO. Avoidable challenges of a nuclear medicine facility in a developing nation.Indian J Nucl Med 2013;28:195-199


How to cite this URL:
Adedapo KS, Onimode YA, Ejeh JE, Adepoju AO. Avoidable challenges of a nuclear medicine facility in a developing nation. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 May 26 ];28:195-199
Available from: http://www.ijnm.in/article.asp?issn=0972-3919;year=2013;volume=28;issue=4;spage=195;epage=199;aulast=Adedapo;type=0