Covid-19 Infection in Cancer Patients: the Management in a Diagnostic Unit

Covid-19 Infection in Cancer Patients

  • Vincenza Granata
  • Roberta Fusco
  • Francesco Izzo
  • Sergio Venanzio Setola
  • Michele Coppola
  • Roberta Grassi
  • Alfonso Reginelli
  • Salvatore Cappabianca
  • Roberto Grassi
  • Antonella Petrillo

Abstract

COVID-19 infection is particularly aggressive in frail patients, as cancer patients. Therefore, the more suitable management of the oncological patient requires a multidisciplinary assessment, to identify which patients should be treated, as inpatients or outpatients, and which treatments can be procrastinated. It is clear that the role of radiologist is crucial, and, all cancer patients who need an imaging evaluation will need to be studied, using the most appropriate imaging tools related to the clinical question and paying a special attention to preserve public health. Therefore, guidelines are necessary in the correct organization of a radiology unit to manage patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection, and whenever possible, a satellite radiography center with dedicated equipment should be used to decrease the transmission risk.

Published
2021-04-27
How to Cite
Granata, V., Fusco, R., Izzo, F., Setola, S. V., Coppola, M., Grassi, R., Reginelli, A., Cappabianca, S., Grassi, R., & Petrillo, A. (2021). Covid-19 Infection in Cancer Patients: the Management in a Diagnostic Unit. Radiology and Oncology, 55(2), 120-129. Retrieved from https://radioloncol.com/index.php/ro/article/view/3555
Section
Radiology