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Pak J Nucl Med. 2019; 9(1): 0-0

Effect of x-ray on serum thyroxin hormone level in patients undergoing brain computed tomography in Portharcourt

Authors: Ebbi Donald Robinson, Chriatian Nzotta.

View PDF DOI: 10.24911/PJNMed.175-1560636252

Abstract

Background: Thyroxin hormone (T4) is produced by the thyroid glands which lies antero-lateral to the trachea. Computed tomography (CT) scan is one of the commonly used imaging modality in brain investigation. It uses x-ray which could induce biological effect on the thyroid gland that is highly radiosensitive. The study aimed to determine the effect of X-ray on Serum thyroxin hormone level in patients undergoing brain CT in Port-Harcourt. Methodology: A prospective longitudinal study was carried out in Rivers State University Teaching Hospital in Port-Harcourt with Sixty (60) participants sent for brain CT that fulfilled the study criteria. A 64 slice helical GE Optima CT machine was used. Patient venous blood was collected to measure serum thyroxin levels before, immediately after and seven days post exposure using Total Thyroxin Enzyme Immunoassay Test KIT. The thyroxin level of each participant was also recorded. The data collected was analyzed using SPSS windows version 22.0 statistical software. Pearson correlation and linear regression analysis models were used to evaluate correlation between variables. Result: The mean (SD) serum thyroxin hormone levels in Pre-exposure, Immediate post-exposure and 7 days post CT were 7.461.30g/dl, 6.621.78g/dl and 7.891.13g/dl respectively. There was no correlation between the pre exposure, immediate post exposure and 7 days post exposure serum thyroxin levels. Conclusion: There was no effect of X-radiation on Serum thyroxin hormone level in patients undergoing brain computed tomography in Port-Harcourt. Although the serum thyroxin level is not adversely affected, there is a great need to protect the thyroid gland.

Keywords:   Thyroxin hormone, computed tomography, X-ray, Port Harcourt


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Effect of x-ray on serum thyroxin hormone level in patients undergoing brain computed tomography in Portharcourt


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Ebbi Donald Robinson
Department of Radiology, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, pmb 5064, port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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Chriatian Nzotta
Department of Radiography and Radiologic Sciences Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Nnewi Campus. Nigeria
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Correspondence to:
. Ebbi Donald Robinson, Department of Radiology, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, pmb 5064, port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria; drebbirobinson@yahoo.co.uk

Publication history
Received 15 Jun 2019
Revised 08 Oct 2019
Accepted 10 Dec 2019
Published online 10 Dec 2019
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Robinson, Ebbi Donald, and Chriatian Nzotta. "Effect of x-ray on serum thyroxin hormone level in patients undergoing brain computed tomography in Portharcourt." doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1560636252


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Robinson, Ebbi Donald, and Chriatian Nzotta. "Effect of x-ray on serum thyroxin hormone level in patients undergoing brain computed tomography in Portharcourt." doi:10.24911/PJNMed.175-1560636252


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