General Radiology - Review

Hospital infections in radiology clinics

  • Bahri Üstünsöz

Received Date: 14.06.2004 Accepted Date: 03.10.2004 Diagn Interv Radiol 2005;11(1):5-9

Hospital infections are serious concerns for health care workers and patients. Needle stick injuries, blood contacts, airborne infections and any kind of contamination pose a risk for hospital infections. The risk of hospital infection has been increased in radiology since the number of the patients and the exposure time between patients and radiology workers have increased especially with the usage of new modalities in the last three decades. Hospital infection risk and some universal standards and policies for protection were summarized in this article.

Keywords: cross-infection, radiology