Utilization of a rapid diagnostic centre during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced diagnostic delays in breast cancer

1. Introduction

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, there was limited access to screening and diagnostic breast imaging. Many outpatient diagnostic imaging facilities were forced to close or significantly reduce the number of patients seen due to stay-at-home orders, decreased referrals, staffing shortages, safety concerns, and mandates to suspend elective imaging.

  • Maizlin N.N.
  • Ohorodnyk P.
Investigating the initial effect of COVID-19 on the functioning of outpatient diagnostic imaging facilities.