Imaging in the era of COVID: who needs imaging when resources are limited

Dr Sabharwal (Oxford, UK) presents how his hospital has had to change its approach to running an imaging lab, with a consideration of specific constraints due to COVID.

He highlights:

– How disease management processes have had to adapt and how patients are being prioritized and targetted for imaging to ensure patients can continue to be scanned despite the ongoing pandemic.

– The importance of a good history and ECG for patient selection and consideration of which diseases are likely to need the closest follow-up, as well as a discussion around the risks of patients and staff from nuclear, CT/CMR, and echo.

 

Reproduced with permission from the British Heart Rhythm Society.