Preparedness and Best Practice in Radiology Department for COVID-19 and Other Future Pandemics of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection

Yung Liang Wan*, U. Joseph Schoepf, Carol C. Wu, Dominic P. Giovagnoli, Ming Ting Wu, Hsian He Hsu, Yeun Chung Chang, Cheng Ta Yang, Wen Jin Cherng

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The COVID-19 global pandemic has emerged as an unprecedented health care crisis. To reduce risks of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 transmission in the Radiology Department, this article describes measures to increase the preparedness of Radiology Department, such as careful screening of staff and patients, thorough disinfection of equipments and rooms, appropriate use of personal protection equipment, and early isolation of patients with incidentally detected computed tomography findings suspicious for COVID-19. The familiarity of radiologists with clinical and imaging manifestations of COVID-19 pneumonia and their prognostic implications is essential to provide optimal care to patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 01 07 2020

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • SARI
  • best practice
  • computed tomography
  • pandemic
  • pneumonia
  • radiography

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