Radiographic imaging in Ebola Virus Disease: protocol to acquire chest radiographs

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Proper procedures to minimize the risk of contamination in contagious and potentially lethal viral infections are needed; therefore radiology departments should develop appropriate imaging protocols. We describe the imaging protocol used by National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani to acquire chest radiographs in patients with Ebola virus disease. Key points • Nosocomial transmission to healthcare workers can be prevented using protective equipment. • Chest radiographs can be required in Ebola Virus Disease. • The protocol for performing chest radiographs on patients with Ebola is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3368-3371
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2015


  • Chest radiographs
  • Ebola virus
  • Educational Personnel
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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