Radiology Department Preparedness in the COVID-19 Post-Shutdown Environment
Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD, Ken F. Linnau, MD, Dushyant V. Sahani, MD
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly financially impacted healthcare systems due to suspension of elective imaging and procedures. Washington state had passed its peak of hospital resource utilization in early April 2020 and University of Washington (UW) Medicine is resuming elective imaging and procedures as stay-at-home orders are loosened. There are many factors to consider for the return of elective imaging. Many patients, especially elderly patients, may remain hesitant to return to imaging or hospital centers. There is a need to maintain or amplify safety measures to limit potential exposures. This article shares plans developed at UW Radiology to ensure patient and healthcare worker safety in the post-COVID environment.
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