Nuclear medicine operations in the times of COVID-19 : strategies, precautions, and experiences

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dc.contributor.author Czernin, Johannes
dc.contributor.author Fanti, Stefano
dc.contributor.author Meyer, Philipp T.
dc.contributor.author Allen-Auerbach, Martin
dc.contributor.author Hacker, Marcus
dc.contributor.author Sathekge, Mike Machaba
dc.contributor.author Hicks, Rodney
dc.contributor.author Scott, Andrew M.
dc.contributor.author Hatazawa, Jun
dc.contributor.author Yun, Mijin
dc.contributor.author Schoder, Heiko
dc.contributor.author Bartenstein, Peter
dc.contributor.author Herrmann, Ken
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-11T08:32:37Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-11T08:32:37Z
dc.date.issued 2020-05
dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has now reached most countries and is straining health-care systems worldwide to their limits. Emergency room and intensive care staff are at increased risk for infection. Nobody knows the exact mortality rates associated with infections. However, given a likely very large number of infected patients, the number of fatalities will be high even if mortality rates are less than 1%. As recent events in Europe indicate, hospitals may simply be overwhelmed by the high number of patients needing care. Strategies to contain the spread of the virus are, therefore, essential. Outpatient hospital-based or free-standing imaging clinics are also exposed to asymptomatic carriers and patients with flulike symptoms. There are different ways to tackle this challenge, and this short article aims to provide you with an overview of different approaches supporting decision making. We briefly summarize strategies, precautions, and experiences from clinics in Europe (Fanti, Herrmann, Hacker, and Meyer), Australia (Hicks, Scott), Asia (Hatazawa, Yun), Africa (Sathekge), and the United States (Allen-Auerbach, Schoder) as implemented by local leadership. en_ZA
dc.description.department Nuclear Medicine en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://jnm.snmjournals.org en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Czernin, J., Fanti, S., Meyer, P.T. et al. 2020, 'Nuclear medicine operations in the times of COVID-19 : strategies, precautions, and experiences', Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 61, no. 5, pp. 626-629. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0161-5505 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2159-662X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.2967/jnumed.120.245738
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/76958
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Society of Nuclear Medicine en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY) en_ZA
dc.subject COVID-19 pandemic en_ZA
dc.subject Decision making en_ZA
dc.subject Strategies en_ZA
dc.subject Local leadership en_ZA
dc.subject Precautions en_ZA
dc.subject United States (US) en_ZA
dc.subject Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Asia en_ZA
dc.subject Australia en_ZA
dc.subject Europe en_ZA
dc.subject Experiences en_ZA
dc.subject Clinics en_ZA
dc.subject Nuclear medicine en_ZA
dc.subject Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
dc.title Nuclear medicine operations in the times of COVID-19 : strategies, precautions, and experiences en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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