Computed Tomography Checklist in 3 stages
This section has been extracted from the “ISRRT Response Document-appropriate and safe use of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy with infection control measures considered in addition to standard radiation protection procedures. April 2020”. It is available on the ISRRT Website (https://www.isrrt.org/full-guideline-protective-measures). It is edited and compiled by A.Stewart Whitley, Director of Professional Practice - International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists(ISRRT) following valuable input from many radiography expert contributors.
2.3. Equipment Considerations
- CT Gantry controls and CM injector control screen keys are considered contaminated so they must be used with gloves
- CT couch is covered with single use paper per patient.
- CT console keyboard, mouse and exposure pad as well as the CM injector remote control panel are considered clean so they must be used without gloves
- CM injector control panel may be covered with a disposable plastic cover.