RSNA 2020: Protocol for Imaging Patients in Isolation

Posted on: 2021-05-06

RSNA 2020 released a document of “Protocol for Imaging Patients in Isolation“. The material is from the Department of Radiology from the University of Washington and was elaborated by J. Moirano, J. Dunnam, D. Zamora, J. Medverd, J. Robinson and K. Kanal.

In the document  is discussed: 

  • Radiology during a pandemic and its goals;
  • Use of Imaging for covid-19 at the University of Washington;
  • The “through the glass” a portable imaging protocol technology and its quality.

The goals are basically support for affected patients, maintain operational capabilities and reduce risk to staff – questioning and showing how they do it and also de preparation for it. 

The “through the glass” portable imaging protocol consists in a protocol developed by the Radiologic Technologists at Harborview Medical Center, in 2014-2015, during preparations for Ebola outbreak, now adapted for Covid-19. How? Check out:

  • Staff remaining outside isolation area;
  • Patient holding image receptor (if possible);
  • Someone in room assisting with positioning.

The results are excellent on TTG Image Quality. Check all the slides here.

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