The Interventional Radiology Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Steps to Managing the Risk of Infection

Authors

  • Anna Maria Ierardi Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Department, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, IT
  • Aldo Carnevale
  • Melchiore Giganti
  • Gianpaolo Carrafiello

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26676/jevtm.v4i1.126

Keywords:

coronavirus disease 2019; COVID-19; Interventional Radiology; angio suite

Abstract

It is imperative to ensure the safety of healthcare workers in the angiographic room during the outbreak of the Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The selection criteria for Interventional radiology (IR) procedures, the preparation of the staff and angiographic suite, ventilation systems, intra- and post-procedural workflow optimization methods are detailed. The specific measures needed to protect occupational safety and health may result in higher costs, longer procedural times and greater technical problems. However, these precautions may help to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 among IR practitioners.

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Published

2020-04-15

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Narrative Review Article