Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Chest Imaging - Commentary

Strategies for radiology departments in handling the COVID-19 pandemic


Department of Radiology, National University of Malaysia School of Medicine, Malaysia


Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 26: 296-300
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2020.20232
Read: 1548 Downloads: 633 Published: 30 April 2020

The world is facing an unprecedented global pandemic in the form of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) which has ravaged all aspects of life, especially health systems. Radiology services, in  particular, are under threat of being overwhelmed by the sheer number of patients affected, unless drastic efforts are taken to contain and mitigate the spread of the virus. Proactive  measures, therefore, must be taken to ensure the continuation of diagnostic and interventional support to clinicians, while minimizing the risk of nosocomial transmission among staff and other patients. This article aims to highlight several strategies to improve preparedness, readiness and response towards this pandemic, specific to the radiology department.

You may cite this article as: Ashari MA, Zainal IA, Zaki FM. Strategies for radiology departments in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 26:296–300.

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