In a breakthrough investigation report, ribonucleic acid is found on the internal components of computed tomography scanner (CTS) from Covid-19.
A team of researchers from the University of Genoa, based in Genova, Italy, disclosed these findings on October 1, 2020, in the European Radiology Experimental. However, contamination could be contained to filter in the machine, according to experts of a relatively new study.
The team used a scanner for 180 consecutive tests of patients confirmed with SARS-COV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome 2).
They detected RNA contamination in inward airflow filters. This, according to experts, was a positive indication for hospitals dependent on CT scans during this prolonged pandemic.
Jaoa Matos along with his team of colleagues from the Department of Health Sciences at the Italian Institution was quoted saying, “Our study disclosed SARS-CoV-2 RNA within the filter with inward airflow. Other supporting sampling sites were actually free from the Coronavirus. These results have been encouraging since the filter was acting like a barrier, though partial, to the highly infectious virus.”
To conduct this research, Matos and his team, were determined to find out if the covid-19 virus had the potential to contaminate the internal supporting components of the 16-slice CT scanning device used to examine different patients frequently with this novel virus over a stretch of 26 days.
In order to accomplish this, they collected samples from several pieces, which includes the supporting inner flow filter, gantry case, gantry monitor, outflow fan, x-ray tube, fan grid, x-ray tube filter, and detectors. Each of these samples received a contrary transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction test.
Every internal component, other than the inner airflow filter, did not show any contamination, or even signs of it, according to the author of the study.
To conclude, Matos and his colleagues wrote, “It is a fact that SARS-COV-2 RNA could be detected internally only in the CT gantry’s inner airflow filter. All the other CT gantry elements did not contain the SARS-CoV-2 RNA. Neither bacterial nor fungal cultures were found in the internal sampling zones of the CT gantry.”
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