In an attempt to alleviate the problem of medial diagnosis and to increase its aiance computerized patient diagnosis is development to
assist doctor in diagnosing. The computerized patient diagnosis has the following features.
i. Quick retrieval of information about patient
ii. Effective security measurers for information protection
iii. High degree of accuracy in diagnosing patient disease.
This ensures provision of efficient medical services. It reduces life loss and damage that may occur as a result of mistakes.
The project is carefully designed to give access to authority users. The project is menu driven and quite interactive it is designed is such a
way that patients must be registered before they can be diagnosed. It is with patient registration number that the diagnosis form can be
activated, the project is also designed to recommend laboratory test where necessary during the diagnosis process.
The role of computer as a diagnostic tool cannot be over emphasized with the shortage of trained medical personnel experts ( ).
Diagnosing is a complex process, because the symptoms of a disease are not consistent in all patients, the consultant diagnosis is
based on the facts collected from the patient in diague with the computer system.
The doctor test hypothesis (perhaps referencing to other recorded case) until completely satisfied, all these are added to the experience and knowledge of the consultant himself.
Doctors that are skilled at diagnosis and treatment are expected in our society to recognized the health problem of their patients
(usually referred to as symptoms) recommend the best way of treat them and monitor the treatment until a stable health condition is
During this course, it may be necessary to describe changes in died, administered dirges, used equipment for various body function
to perform surgery.
Developed countries who United State of America encourage prevention of disease and they have adequate facilities for treatment
of various diseases.
Some example of expensive and sophisticated technological equipment and machine employed. In these countries are heart
surgery, dialysis machines and computer aided topology (CAT) scanners.
There is also another types of scanner called position emission topography (PET) scanner which has advantage over (CAT) scanner
is that its able to reveal the function of organs and censuses and not just their outline.
Pet scanner is used for the following.
A. Monitoring blood in certain tissue area of the heart.
B. Accessing the intake of sugar in cancer tumor of the brain.
C. Studying chemical reaction that may suggest a disease called schizophrenia or at zherimer’s disease.
Apart from patient medical diagnosis which is the scope of this project, computer system can also be used in the following medical
- Hospital administration for tasks like man training inventorys of drugs, surgical equipment, hospital Accounting and bed allocation.
- Information on patients conditions detail of tests and ethnical reports may also be stored on the computer.
As a result, patient and ward summary report can be provided. The computer system through its fast processing ability act as vast
encyclopedia of medical knowledge and large memory facility which allows eicient information storage and retrieval providing doctors
with access to an ever increasing quality of information which possibly could un-be memorized .
Areas in which computer aids in medical diagnosis include:
i. Diagnosis Unless
ii. Body imaging and so on.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The scope of the study project is limited on the endocrine disease.
The project is developed so that it can be used to diagnose the same disease on patient in Wesley guide hospital Ilesa, and in other
Some endocrine disease covered in this project include: