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Response of a Radiology Department to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: The Experience of the Hospital “Policlinico Tor Vergata” in Rome

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Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via di Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Policlinico Tor Vergata: Fondazione PTV, Via di Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
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School of Engineering, University of Pisa Largo Lucio Lazzarino, 2, 56122 Pisa, Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(10), 5255; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105255
Received: 14 March 2021 / Revised: 15 April 2021 / Accepted: 11 May 2021 / Published: 14 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Biological Threats and Public Health Preparedness)
The dissemination of severe acute respiratory syndrome linked to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, prompted all health services to provide adequate measures to limit new cases that could affect healthcare professionals. Due to the large number of suspected patients subjected to CT scans and the proximity of radiologists to the patient during exams, radiologists as well as the entire staff of the radiology department are particularly exposed to SARS-CoV-2. This article includes the emergency management procedures, the use of personal protective devices, and the rearrangement of exam rooms and of human resources in the department of radiology at “Policlinico Tor Vergata” in Rome performed during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. We introduce the management measures that our department has taken to cope with the influx of patients while still ensuring the proper management of other emergencies and time-sensitive exams. View Full-Text
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; emergency management procedures; radiology SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; emergency management procedures; radiology
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Malizia, A.; Filograna, L.; Sbordone, F.P.; Ciccarese, G.; Carbone, A.; Carreri, B.; Ryan, C.P.; Ludovici, G.M.; Chierici, A.; Manenti, G. Response of a Radiology Department to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: The Experience of the Hospital “Policlinico Tor Vergata” in Rome. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5255. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105255

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Malizia A, Filograna L, Sbordone FP, Ciccarese G, Carbone A, Carreri B, Ryan CP, Ludovici GM, Chierici A, Manenti G. Response of a Radiology Department to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: The Experience of the Hospital “Policlinico Tor Vergata” in Rome. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(10):5255. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105255

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Malizia, Andrea, Laura Filograna, Francesco P. Sbordone, Giorgio Ciccarese, Andrea Carbone, Beatrice Carreri, Colleen P. Ryan, Gian M. Ludovici, Andrea Chierici, and Guglielmo Manenti. 2021. "Response of a Radiology Department to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: The Experience of the Hospital “Policlinico Tor Vergata” in Rome" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 10: 5255. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105255

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