27 November, 2021
Covid resulted in 70 per cent of nuclear imaging procedures being disrupted
The IAEA highlight that, as a consequence of the Covid pandemic, 70% of nuclear imaging procedures were disrupted. These procedures are crucial in the diagnosis and management of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
The disruption has allowed non-communicable and other diseases to develop and progress undetected, potentially reversing decades of medical advances and disproportionally affecting the world’s low-income regions, where resources are already scarce.
Click here to read the IAEA article – The hidden costs of Covid