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Use of negative pressure individual isolation system for CT scan of patients with suspected COVID-19
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  1. Phee Kheng Cheah1,
  2. Thiagu Krisnan2,
  3. Mohamed Hakimi Abdul Kadir1,
  4. Evelyn Marie Steven1
  1. 1 Emergency and Trauma Department, Sabah Women and Children's Hospital, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  2. 2 Department of Radiology, Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Phee Kheng Cheah, Emergency and Trauma Department, Sabah Women and Children's Hospital, Ministry of Health Malaysia, 88996 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia; dr.cpkheng{at}gmail.com

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The Sabah Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Malaysia has one CT scan. Using the single scanner to image patients with suspected COVID-19 would cause a backlog, due to the need for frequent and thorough disinfection after each case. In the care of recent COVID-19 suspect, with a negative CXR, we carried out a CT thorax using a negative pressure individual isolation system (NPIIS), Iso-Pod1 with our Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS make2 CT scanner and describe our experience.

The NPIIS was laid out on a transfer stretcher and the patient lay down on top of it. The NPIIS was then assembled around her by the accompanying physician. This process took less …

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