To date, questions from CT radiographers have all been related to PPE but the following resources are likely to be particularly useful if you are working in CT.
Good governance during this pandemic will ensure that everyone understands their responsibilities, stays safe and ensure patients continue to receive safe and high quality care. It will also help to make the best use of resources available.
The following links to our regularly updated information pages may be of use to CT Service Leads:
- Joint guidance on performing CT colonography in the early recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic:British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology & Society of radiographers May 2020
- SoR guidance on Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Guidance for Pre-Operative Chest CT imaging for elective cancer surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Clinical guide for the management of Radiology patients during the coronavirus pandemic (which includes a radiology decision making tool)
- SoR Article: Summary of current and emerging issues for radiographers
- RCR advice on non-urgent and cancer imaging during the coronavirus pandemic
- SoR guidance on IR(ME)R
- SoR guidance for returners to practice; retired radiographers; registered radiographers in other work areas
Please also see our FAQs on common employment questions here.
For guidance on infection control, please see the following webpages:
- SoR advice on contact with infected patients or suspected cases
- SoR guidance on infection prevention and control responsibilities
- Government guidance for health professionals
CT chest screening for Covid-19
The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) have released guidance for the increase in requests for pre-operative chest CT for Covid-19.
“The relatively low pick up rate of Covid-19 in asymptomatic patients with positive RT-PCR and a 20% false negative rate in symptomatic patients, indicates that pre-operative CT chest is of limited utility,” the guidance says.