Radiology departments can protect against health care-associated infections through hand hygiene protocols, equipment disinfection and sterilization, and environment-control measures, according to an educational article in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. "As the role of medical imaging has extended from primarily diagnosis to include more interventions, the implementation and development of standardized infection minimization protocols and infection control procedures are vital in the RD, particularly in interventional radiology," researchers wrote.
How to curb health care-associated infections in radiology departments
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