Useful links – Bibliography

1.WHO: Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendation.,transmission%20was%20not%20reported.

2. WHO:

3. WHO: Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19

4. WHO: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak: rights, roles and responsibilities of health workers including key consideration for occupational safety and health

5. WHO:

6. Lazaro Gamio. The Workers Who Face the Greatest Coronavirus Risk. The New York Times. March 15, 2020

7. CDC: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

8. EPA: List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. United States Environmental Protection Agency

9. Infection Control Manual. UNC Health care. 2012

10. ESTRO: COVID-19 recommendations for RTTS.

11. Wu S, Zheng D, Liu Y, Hu D, Wei W, Han G. Radiotherapy care during a major outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2020 Mar;0(0). in press

12. Wei W, Zheng D, Lei Y, Wu S, Verma V, Liu Y, et al. Radiotherapy Workflow and Protection Procedures During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak: Experience of the Hubei Cancer Hospital in Wuhan, China. Radiother Oncol. 2020 Mar 1;148:203–10.

13. Kligerman, M. P., Vukkadala, N., Tsang, R. K. Y., Sunwoo, J. B., Holsinger, F. C., Chan, J. Y. K., Damrose, E. J., Kearney, A., & Starmer, H. M. (2020). Managing head and neck cancer patients with tracheostomy or laryngectomy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Head and Neck.

14. Rivera, A., Ohri, N., Thomas, E., Miller, R., & Knoll, M. A. (2020). The Impact of COVID-19 on Radiation Oncology Clinics and Cancer Patients in the U.S. Advances in radiation oncology, 10.1016/j.adro.2020.03.006. Advance online publication

15. Samiee S, Hadjilooei F, Alamolhoda M, Akhlaghpoor S. New policy and regulation for a Radiology-Oncology Center at the time of Covid-19 outbreak in Tehran-Iran. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2020 Apr 14;

16. Belkacemi Y, Chu P, Mondor H, Krichenane GL, Grellier N, Fonteneau G, et al. Radiotherapy department reorganization during the COVD-19 outbreak: keys to securing staff and patients during the first weeks of the crisis and impact on radiotherapy practice from a single institution experience. Advances in Radiation Oncology Powered by Editorial Manager® and ProduXion Manager® from Aries Systems Corporation [Internet]. [cited 2020 May 23]. Available from:

17. Portaluri M, Bambace Fs, Tramacere F, Errico A, Carbone S, Portaluri T. STAFF AND PATIENTS’ PROTECTION IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Adv Radiat Oncol [Internet]. 2020 May [cited 2020 May 23];0(0). Available from:

18. Outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): increased transmission globally – fifth update. European Center for Disease Infection and Control.

19. Dinh TKT, Halasz LM, Ford E, Rengan R. Radiation Therapy in King County, Washington During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Balancing Patient Care, Transmission Mitigation, and Resident Training. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2020;0(0). In press

20. Bass L.H., Washington C.M.S. Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy. Mosby; St. Louis, MO: 2015. Infection control in radiation oncology facilities; pp. 178–218.

21. Freeman C. Society of Radiographers’ Responsible Officer: Health Care Associated Infections (HCAIs): Practical guidance and advice. 2006.

22. ISRRT response – appropriate and safe use of Imaging and Radiation Therapy with Infection Control issues considered in addition to standard radiation protection measures

23. Ministry of health, Greece: Public Health Safety Precaution Measures for Healthcare units to manage solid waste for SARS-Cov-2.

24.Management of the Asymptomatic patient in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy in the era of the COVID-19. Panhellenic Society of Radiological Technologist (Greece)

25. IAEA: COVID-19 and Health Workers: Radiation Protection