Reorganizing Cross-Sectional Interventional Procedures Practice during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Ghaneh Fananapazir, Meghan G. Lubner, Mishal Mendiratta-Lala, Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, Samuel J. Galgano, Ramit Lamba, J. Louis Hinshaw, Olga R. Brook

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to present strategies and guidelines that can be implemented in the performance of cross-sectional interventional procedures during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. CONCLUSION. Radiologists who perform cross-sectional interventional procedures can take several steps to minimize the risks to patients and radiology personnel, including screening referred patients to decide which procedures can be postponed, using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), minimizing the number of people involved in procedures, preserving PPE when possible, and applying proper room and equipment cleaning measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1499-1503
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Ablation
  • Biopsy
  • Coronavirus disease
  • COVID-19
  • Cross-sectional interventional radiology
  • Health care
  • Procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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