Demographic changes in the Western world linked to the increase in the elderly population, life expectancy and above all cancer patients and chronically ill patients, often entrusted to home care or in healthcare residences, highlight an exponential increase in requests for diagnostic tests at home. Conventional radiographic examinations, such as thoracic, musculoskeletal and abdominal images are the most requested and are important first level diagnostic tests. To date and, in particular, in times of COVID-19 emergency, these patients need to be transferred to the hospital to perform radiological examinations which involve an increase in costs for the health system and an increased risk for the health of these patients, already often debilitated and immunocompromised. This article discussed the benefits of taking conventional chest x-rays directly at the patient’s home.
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N. Raiano, C. Raiano, F. Mazio, I. Rossi, U. Bordino, G. De Simone, R. Fusco, V. Granata, V. Cerciello, S.V. Setola, A. Petrillo
Home mobile radiography service in the COVID-19 era
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 25 - N. 8