World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--6

Reopening the country: Recommendations for nuclear medicine departments


Sanaz Katal1, Saif Azam2, Emilio Bombardieri3, Maria Picchio4, Ali Gholamrezanezhad2 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine/PET-CT, Shiraz, Kowsar Hospital, Iran
2 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA
3 Department of Scientific Direction, Humanitas Gavazzeni, Bergamo, Italy
4 Vita- Salute San Raffaele University, Nuclear Medicine Department, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ali Gholamrezanezhad
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1520 San Pablo Street, Los Angles, California
USA

The best practices for nuclear medicine departments to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic have been debated in the literature recently. However, as many governments have started to ease restrictions in activity due to COVID-19, a set of guidelines is needed to resume routine patient care throughout the world. The nonessential or elective procedures which were previously postponed or canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic will gradually restart in the following weeks despite the continued risks. In this paper, we aim to review some of the most effective general precautions to restart the regular nuclear medicine operations safely.


How to cite this article:
Katal S, Azam S, Bombardieri E, Picchio M, Gholamrezanezhad A. Reopening the country: Recommendations for nuclear medicine departments.World J Nucl Med 2021;20:1-6


How to cite this URL:
Katal S, Azam S, Bombardieri E, Picchio M, Gholamrezanezhad A. Reopening the country: Recommendations for nuclear medicine departments. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Mar 4 ];20:1-6
Available from: http://www.wjnm.org/article.asp?issn=1450-1147;year=2021;volume=20;issue=1;spage=1;epage=6;aulast=Katal;type=0