Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
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COVID-19 radiology CT personnel management


Department of Radiology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2021; 27: 302-305
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2020.20694
Read: 786 Downloads: 193 Published: 01 March 2021

A new coronavirus outbreak called COVID-19 started in December 2019. In Turkey, the first case was reported on 10 March 2020. In this article, information will be given about the patient and staff management and organization that we have implemented in the Radiology Department of our hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rules we followed were: 1- Performing the examinations of COVID-19 patients and suspects with a CT device isolated from other patients; 2- Reducing the unnecessary workload in imaging modalities other than CT, emergency radiography, and emergency ultrasonography; 3- Directing and managing patients and their relatives in accordance with the mask and distancing rules; 4- Disinfecting the device with an appropriate disinfectant after each patient in order to prevent cross-contamination; 5- Protecting the entire technician team from infection by employing one week work, two weeks off shifts of fixed teams; 6- Ensuring adequate ventilation of the gantry room. Adhering to the above rules, no infection spread was reported from the Radiology department and especially the COVID-19 CT unit.

You may cite this article as: Özdemir Hİ, Savaş R, Özbek SS. COVID-19 radiology CT personnel management. Diagn Interv Radiol 2021; 27: 302–305

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