New Protocol for Imaging Suspected Ebola Patients

by Bidita Debnath on  November 18, 2014 at 10:43 PM General Health News
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Radiologists at Emory University Hospital have devised a protocol for obtaining chest radiographs using portable computed radiography, in a breakthrough that could substantially improve physicians' ability to rapidly evaluate suspected Ebola patients.
 New Protocol for Imaging Suspected Ebola Patients
New Protocol for Imaging Suspected Ebola Patients

The protocol not only limits the exposure of personnel and equipment to body fluids, it also minimizes the risk of contaminants leaving the isolation unit by use of thorough decontamination procedures.

The step-by-step protocol is outlined in an article published ahead of print in the American Journal of Roentgenology at http://www.ajronline.org/doi/abs/10.2214/AJR.14.14041.

Source: Eurekalert

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