As of December 2020,
many countries across the globe are still grappling with
the management and treatment of COVID-19. The first
case of COVID-19 in Ghana was confirmed on the 12th
March 2020 with laboratory results of the confirmed cases
received from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical
Research of the University of Ghana. The aim of this
research is to assess the level of knowledge of COVID-19
pandemic, its effect and panacea for students’ challenges
among medical imaging students in Ghana.
METHOD: A purposive cross-sectional survey was
conducted among medical imaging students in Ghana.
The study sampled students from six (6) educational
institutions undertaking medical imaging as a course of
study. A total of 476 study participants were involved in
the study. Microsoft Excel 2016 version was used to
analyze the data.
RESULTS: Of the respondents, 335 (74.6%) were
observing all World Health Organization (WHO) and
Ministry of He\alth (MOH) protocols. Upon the closure of
universities, most (n=407, 85.5%) of the respondents
confirmed that it has really affected their studies. Most
participants (n=236, 49.6%) “Strongly agree” that
imaging modalities should be part of COVID-19
CONCLUSION: Medical imaging students in Ghana
confirm and aware of how COVID-19 is transmitted and
the closure of schools have really affected students’
Keywords : COVID-19, Students, Medical, Imaging, Perspective.