The tradition goes back to the Peloponnesian War in in the time of Achilles and Odysseus. Over the centuries, whenever humans charged into battle, trained medical teams stayed in the rear to tend to the wounded.
Now, the entire world is fighting an old enemy in a new form: covid-19. And now, as in battles of old, the medical community is preparing to care for the casualties.
Recent studies highlight the importance of chest x-rays for determining the course of treatment
We all know the benefits that a powerful and portable x-ray machine can provide in healthcare settings. However, chest x-rays in particular have been one of the most important uses of mobile X-Rays of late due to the COVID pandemic by providing radiology teams and medical staff immediate access to chest imaging of potential COVID positive patients.
SRI Remains Open During Pandemic, Keep Employees Safe while Helping to Save Lives
Source-Ray, Inc. recently built and delivered the first wave of a large order of much-needed portable digital x-ray systems to New York State to help with their battle on the front lines of the pandemic. This production and delivery will continue over several months to meet the enormous demand.
COVID-19 and the Radiology Department: Tips to Keep Everyone Safe
By now everyone knows about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia that emerged in December, 2019. Since then, this highly contagious virus has been spreading worldwide, with a rapid rise in the number of deaths. We’ve seen a variety of chest imaging features being reported, which are similar to those found in other types of coronavirus syndromes.
As with any respiratory-attacking virus, chest x-ray imaging is critical in assessing severity and disease progression of the infection. The increased usage of CT and chest portable x-ray imaging has pushed many radiology departments beyond capacity to keep up with the patients presenting with symptoms of COVID-19. During this intense time while healthcare workers struggle to diagnose and treat this novel coronavirus, implementation of a robust plan in the radiology department is crucial to prevent further transmission of the virus to patients and department staff members.