SCP Radiology opened a dedicated COVID-19 Outpatient X-ray Imaging Facility in 2020, which is still operational at its Brackenfell branch.
The facility allows X-rays to be obtained in COVID-19 positive and PUI patients in a safe and convenient manner, without them needing to enter a hospital or risk coming into contact with other individuals.
Appointment scheduling and all administration is contactless and electronic.
Upon arrival, patients walk directly from their vehicle into an X-ray booth for the imaging to be performed. Once completed, the patient can return to their vehicle and the report will be emailed to them.
This facility is of most benefit to COVID-19 positive patients at risk of disease progression, those with mild disease but with worsening respiratory symptoms and patients with moderate disease who are being managed at home. Other indications include patients with a negative PCR test but high clinical suspicion of infection, or where PCR results are not readily available.
X-ray booth concept