CARDIAC PET/CT MPI – Preparing your nuclear cardiac imaging lab during uncertain times
Partner News | Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:00 am
COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, has been the source of widespread concern across the country. This is a severe illness for those with a compromised immune system such as the elderly or those with preexisting conditions that deplete the body’s natural immunity, putting cardiac patients at high-risk. There are many preventative measures we can take to keep our patients and clinics healthy.
As the demand for cardiac diagnostics for emergent patients widens, clinics are focused on providing testing in the safest and most effective way possible for the benefit of patients and healthcare workers. Cardiac PET/CT imaging offers a unique advantage over all other traditional in-office based modalities, when considering these concerns, by offering a shortened overall test time, reduced staff-to-patient interaction, procedural distancing with remote monitoring devices, and increased accuracy over traditional alternatives to mitigate additional testing.
Healthcare facilities are adapting to updated best practices to keep their patients and clinics safe while continuing to provide exceptional healthcare to those in need. Facilities need to take steps to prepare and protect both their patients and staff to minimize exposure.