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[ Article ] Place of the scintigraphy imaging in French-speaking Black African cardiological practice

Date de soumission: 02-03-2018
Année de Publication: 2017
Entité/Laboratoire Laboratoire de Biophysique et Médécine nucléaire (LBMN)
Document type : Article
Discipline(s) : Médecine de Laboratoire & Technologie Médicale
Titre Place of the scintigraphy imaging in French-speaking Black African cardiological practice
Auteurs Adambounou Kokou [1], AMOUSSOU-GUENOU KUASSI MARCELLIN [7],
Journal: Nuclear Medicine and Biomedical Imaging
Catégorie Journal: Internationale
Impact factor: 0
Volume Journal: 2
DOI: doi: 10.15761/NMBI.1000129
Resume Aim: To estimate the place of the scintigraphy imaging in French-speaking black African cardiological practice. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study conducted from February 1st till May 30th, 2017 including 97 cardiologists practicing in French-speaking black African countries. The accessibility and the frequency of prescription of the examinations of nuclear cardiology as well as the interest carried in these examinations by the cardiologists were analyzed. Results: A department of nuclear medicine existed in their country, city and hospital of exercise respectively in 56,3%, 49.5% and 14.4% of the cases. A great majority of the cardiologists had never prescribed a myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (70.1%), of pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy (81.4%) and an multigated acquisition (MUGA) scan (94.8%). Only 5.2% of the cardiologists asserted prescribing often the myocardial perfusion scintigraphy and pulmonary scintigraphy and rarely the MUGA scan. The low frequency of prescription was connected with the rarity of the departments of nuclear medicine in 82.6% and with the weak diagnostic contribution in 8.2% of the cases. The most sensitive examination for the diagnosis of the ischemia or the myocardial infarction was coronarography according to 66% of them and myocardial scintigraphy according to 26.8%. In the evaluation of the left ventricle function, 64.9% considered that the echocardiography is the satisfactoriest against 35.1% for the MUGA scan. To eliminate a pulmonary embolism in front of a normal thoracic radiography only 14.4% would ask for a pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy. Conclusion: The place of the scintigraphy imaging is unsatisfactory in French-speaking black African cardiological practice and a raising awareness of the cardiologists on the diagnostic interest and forecasts of the nuclear cardiology is imperative so that it occupies its special place.
Mots clés scintigraphy, nuclear cardiology, cardiac pathology, medical imaging, French-speaking Black Africa
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