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Emmanuel Kobina Mesi Edzie
University of Cape Coast / Cape Coast Teaching Hospital · MEDICAL IMAGING

MBCHB, MBA, FGCP (Radiology) .
Clinical Consultant Radiologist and a Senior Academic in Radiology.

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Introduction
Emmanuel Kobina Mesi Edzie currently works at the DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL IMAGING, University of Cape Coast. Emmanuel does research in Obstetrics and Gynecological Imaging, NeuroImaging, Urological Imaging, Ultrasonography, Determination of normal Imaging measurements for body organs in Black Africans, Health Economics, and Business Administration.
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December 2022 - present
Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • Faculty.
Education
September 1991 - May 1998
University of Ghana Medical School
Field of study
  • Medicine and Surgery

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Publications (39)
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Background There is an inadequate number of radiologists in Ghana whose distribution are skewed in favour of urban areas, creating a huge service gap with the few radiologists overburdened with work. The only way to bridge this service gap while increasing numbers of radiologists by training is from the application of information communication tec...
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Introduction The trends in the incidence and age of onset of first stroke is lacking in Ghana and with an increasing elderly population, such trends are projected to increase in developing countries. Through the review of Computed Tomography (CT) scan examinations and patients’ records; we assessed the incidence rate and age of onset of first strok...
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Breast diseases have been one of the major battles the world has been fighting. In winning this fight, the role of medical imaging cannot be overlooked. Breast imaging reveals hidden lesions which aid physicians to give the appropriate diagnosis and definitive treatment, hence this study, to determine the clinical and imaging findings of breast exa...
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Objective: To determine the Computed Tomography (CT) patterns of intracranial infarcts. Design: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Setting: The CT scan unit of the Radiology Department, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH), from February 2017 to February 2021. Participants: One thousand, one hundred and twenty-five patients with non-contr...
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A retained drainage tube after surgery is rare and patients may be asymptomatic if it occurs. The presence of a retained drainage tube may be first recognized on imaging and this requires a high index of suspicion by radiologists. In this case report, we described an incidental finding of an asymptomatic retained fractured drainage tube in the pelv...
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Background: Chest Computerized Tomography (CT) features of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia are nonspecific, variable and sensitive in detecting early lung disease. Hence its usefulness in triaging in resource-limited regions. Objectives: To assess the pattern of chest CT scan findings of symptomatic COVID-19 patients confirmed by a p...
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Introduction: spontaneous acute intracranial hemorrhage (SICH) accounts for approximately 10-15% of all stroke cases. Early detection by computed tomography (CT) and early treatment are key. Hence this study to examine the CT features of SICH. Methods: this retrospective cohort study reviewed all 435 patients diagnosed with SICH from 1st March, 20...
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Background Unilateral lower limb swelling has wide differential diagnoses with varying treatment plans, requiring an early and accurate diagnosis. Doppler ultrasound offers an extensive examination of the vascular system providing a platform for diagnosis and avoidance of unnecessary invasive procedures. Thus, it becomes pertinent to ensure that al...
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Background: The demand for geriatric care has been on the increase throughout the world, especially in the developing, low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), due to increasing life expectancy, improvement in technology in healthcare industry coupled with increasing numbers of healthcare personnel. Nonetheless, these increases in the resources to...
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Introduction: Kernohan-Woltman notch phenomenon is a neurological picture of mydriasis and hemiparesis/ hemiplegia ipsilateral to a supratentorial mass lesion causing compression of the contralateral cerebral peduncle against the tentorial edge. The aim of this paper is to report series of cases from a low volume centre of neurosurgical care and hi...
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Background: Teaching through virtual learning, such as webinars, has been found to be an effective medium in medical education, as well as many other professional training streams. The COVID-19 pandemic provided an opportunity to experiment with new teaching and learning methods by utilizing technology that allows for virtual online learning and ed...
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Introduction: the use of ultrasound is one of the most vital tools in the management of pregnancies and contributes significantly in improving maternal and child health. Certain indications in pregnancy, guide the obstetrician as to which obstetric scan deems appropriate. The full realization of the benefits of ultrasound depends on whether it is b...
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Introduction The novel corona virus popularly referred to as COVID-19 disease and SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019. It was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. In Ghana, the first two cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded on March 13, 2020 with a strain imported from Europe....
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Neural tube defects can be accurately diagnosed prenatally. Every effort must be made to get this and its associations with Craniolacunia right, especially in low‐resource settings. This case highlights the importance of three‐dimensional CT in diagnosing neonatal skull abnormalities. Neural tube defects can be accurately diagnosed prenatally. Ever...
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Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are dilated blood vessels which can develop sporadically or in familial form and are the commonest malformations of blood vessels in the spinal cord and brain. The familial form is an autosomal dominant gene mutation disorder. This condition can be diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed...
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Introduction Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is a neurological condition which is made up of a clinical triad of gait disturbance, dementia and urinary incontinence and can be reversed by ventricular shunting. Currently, some guidelines suggest the use of Evans’ index (EI) for diagnosis of hydrocephalus radiologically. Most of the studies are b...
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The patient management team includes a wide category of healthcare workers, who in one way or the other interact to render services, including radiation-based services. It becomes imperative that every healthcare worker must have appreciable knowledge and opinions on radiation issues for effective service delivery. Hence, this study assesses the pe...
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Introduction Headache is a common and sometimes debilitating medical condition. Patients presenting with no neurologic anomaly, nontraumatic primary headache require careful evaluation before neuroimaging. National Guidelines standardizing exploitation of Computed Tomography (CT), the most utilized imaging modality in this clinical scenario, has no...
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Introduction Stroke events are leading causes of mortalities globally and currently increasing alarmingly in low- and middle-income nations including Ghana, thus overburdening national healthcare delivery sectors. This trend is predicted to ultimately have an impact on the socio-economic development of these countries, thus gaining the attention of...
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Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is a rare genetic disorder of autosomal-dominant inheritance. Mutations on either of the two genes Tuberous Sclerosis Complex 1 (TSC1) or Tuberous Sclerosis Complex 2 (TSC2) play a role and result in hamartomas involving many organs, like the brain, heart, kidneys, skin, lungs, and liver. This case report is about a four-yea...
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Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has since December 2019 become a problem of global concern. Due to the virus' novelty and high infectivity, early diagnosis is key to curtailing spread. The knowledge and identification of chest Computerized Tomography (CT) features in Patients Under Investigation (PUI) for the disease would help in...
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A middle aged male presented with dyspnea post-surgery for a benign brain tumour and was referred to the radiology department for Computerized Tomography Pulmonary angiography on account of suspected pulmonary embolism. The Computerized Tomography Pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) showed filling defects in the RT and LT main pulmonary arteries, their segm...
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Colpocephaly is the disproportionate dilation of the occipital horns of the lateral ventricles and commonly diagnosed in infancy, but very rare in adults. We report a case of a 62-year old known hypertensive woman with a predominantly left sided colpocephaly which was incidentally diagnosed during a Computed Tomography (CT) Scan examination at the...
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Introduction There is a high demand for medical sonographers, mainly due to high antenatal and other ultrasound examinations. Ghana has 334 registered Radiographers and Sonographers for a population of 30 million. The non-existence of strict enforcement of mandatory credentialization and licensure for the practice of ultrasonography has made the p...
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Ultrasound scans have become an essential requirement of pregnancy care in countries with developed health services and increasingly being used in medical practice in Ghana as well. The aim of this study was to find out the perception of primigravidas experiencing antenatal ultrasonography for the first time in Cape Coast. This was a descriptive, p...
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Ultrasound scans have become an essential requirement of pregnancy care in countries with developed health services and increasingly being used in medical practice in Ghana as well. e aim of this study was to find out the perception of primigravidas experiencing antenatal ultrasonography for the first time in Cape Coast. is was a descriptive, prosp...
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A 33-year-old female baker presented to our facility with a chronic cough of 7-month duration, difficulty in breathing, and tachypnea and had been on anti-tuberculous treatment for the past six months prior to her referral. A chest radiograph revealed huge thin-walled rounded hyper luscencies with smooth inner margins and without vascular markings...
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Background: Blood donation is frequently associated with iron deficiency. Although iron deficiency is endemic in Ghana, there is a scarcity of data on iron stores in blood donors to inform donor recruitment policy. This study determined the prevalence and factors predictive of depleted iron stores in blood donors. Materials and Methods: This cross-...
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Introduction Prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is extremely high and potentially associated with severe incapacitating consequences. Literature reports that 90% of road traffic deaths and injuries including TBI occur in low and middle-income countries including Ghana. Computed Tomography (CT) scan is the imaging modality of choice for the...
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A newly accredited department to train Radiographers in the college of health sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana was motivated by the great success story of graduating Doctors from the medical school of the same college that uses Problem-Based Learning (PBL) as the main pedagogy. Therefore, the new Radiography department decided to use PBL a...
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The effect of eating habits on the oral health of 200 students at University Junior High School was assessed using cross-sectional survey. 51.8% of the respondent perceived they have good oral health and 41.7% had never had any dental condition in the last 6 months. However, there was prevalence of 58.2% dental conditions among the respondents. 69....
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Dextrocardia with situs inversus is a rare congenital anomaly, which is characterized by right-sided heart apex and inversely rotated visceral organs of the abdomen. We report an unusual case of dextrocardia with situs inversus in a 59-year-old man, referred for a pelvic ultrasound scan because of symptoms of lower urinary tract obstruction and aer...
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In 2017, World Oral Health was commemorated in Ghana with a campaign organized by Unilever Ghana and its global counterparts in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Dental Association and the Ministry of Health. The campaign sought to help pupils build better brushing habits forhealthy teeth throughout adulthood. Statistics provide...
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In 2017, World Oral Health was commemorated in Ghana with a campaign organized by Unilever Ghana and its global counterparts in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Dental Association, and the Ministry of Health. The campaign sought to help pupils build better brushing habits for healthy teeth throughout adulthood. Statistics provi...
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Laryngeal tuberculosis is rare even though tuberculosis in general especially the pulmonary type is common in the tropics. The laryngeal disease tends to present with vague and nonspecific symptoms like hoarseness of voice or dysphagia which can pass for a laryngeal malignancy. Laryngoscopic features also simulate a malignancy. Thus confirmation of...
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A guideline for MRI request is nonexistent in Ghana. This study is to evaluate the local lumbar spine MRI protocol, clinical indications, referral sources, imaging findings and the appropriateness of the request using the Appropriateness Criteria (AC) of the American College of Radiology (ACR) for MRI of Lower Back Pain (LBP) patients. Using a Ghan...

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