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The impact of COVID-19 — an interview with BJR Senior Editor Dr Mahmud Mossa-Basha

26 May 2020

In this podcast we talk to Dr Mahmud Mossa-Basha, Associate Professor and Neuroradiologist at the University of Washington Medical Centre, USA, and Senior Editor of BJR, about the impact of COVID-19. In particular, we discuss best practice for managing and imaging suspected COVID-19 patients, the long term implications of postponing elective imaging and procedures to preserve resources, and the financial implications of the pandemic. We also hear from Mahmud about his own experiences as Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, including his top tips for preparing a department and how to plan for potential future outbreaks.

"One of the major shortcomings during this outbreak was a lack of preparedness throughout the world...we need to be as prepared as possible for the next pandemic to be able to respond quickly and efficiently, to care for our patients while also protecting them, protecting other patients and protecting our healthcare workers"
— Dr Mahmud Mossa-Basha

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About Dr Mahmud Mossa-Basha

Mahmud Mossa-Basha is Associate Professor and Neuroradiologist in the Radiology Department of the University of Washington Medical Centre, Seattle, Washington, USA. He is also Vice Chair of Clinical Operations at his institution. His clinical and research areas of expertise include cerebrovascular imaging, vessel wall imaging of multiple vascular beds, atherosclerosis and vasculitis imaging and susceptibility weighted imaging. In addition, Mahmud has an interest in advanced imaging of the spine. He serves as the Director of cross-sectional neurovascular imaging at University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centres and the co-director of intravenous contrast policy. Mahmud is Senior Editor of the Neuroradiology section of BJR.

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