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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 38-44
Interventional radiology and COVID-19: How to face the challenge?

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Interventional Radiology, BLK Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Naveen Kalra
Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Nehru Hospital, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_351_20

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With the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) in China, and its rapid spread across the continents over a short period of time, healthcare workers are posed with the challenge of managing these patients as well protecting themselves from getting infected. Since interventional radiology deals with both elective and emergency services, wherein close patient contact is a norm, there is a substantial risk of acquiring and transmitting infection. Given the circumstances, it is imperative to develop broadly applicable guidelines to utilize the available resources in an optimal fashion and limit transmission of disease. This brief review deals with infection control measures within the Interventional Radiology department or section and possible recommendations that can be adopted at the institutional level.

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