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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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