Covid-19: BSTI /BSGAR decision tool


Covid-19: BSTI /BSGAR decision tool for chest imaging in patients undergoing CT for acute surgical abdomen

BSTI and BSGAR are pleased to release this joint decision tool for deciding on chest imaging in patients presenting with an acute surgical abdomen in whom it is already deemed necessary for a CT abdomen to be performed, as per current national guidance.

Please download the tool HERE.

The rationale for the decision tool is also provided.

We stress that:

  • the decision tool does not apply to any abdominopelvic imaging other than the acute surgical abdomen
  • as with all aspects of Covid-19, this is a fluid situation and this guidance will be regularly reviewed, especially as rapid PCR and serological testing becomes available.