"No, I'm not letting her in the CT scanner," said the tech.
"She may have had a stroke," I said. "We need to do a scan."
"But she's got that rash."
"Yes, she has a rash. But she still needs a scan, now."
"I don't want her mucking up the machine and giving everyone else that rash."
"There's paper on the machine."
"Yeah, it's just paper. It's going to rip, or move, and she's going to rub against something else in here, and then whatever she has is going to spread. I won't take that risk. She's not getting a scan."
"I need to see if she had a stroke."
"Not in my machine."
"You want me to call the attending?"
"Fine. I'll tell him the same thing. You're worried about the one patient, but I'm worried about everyone else. And I don't want to touch her myself either, to be honest."
"Put gloves on!"
"Yeah, like that's enough."
"SHE NEEDS A SCAN."
"Wouldn't do it now even if I wanted to. I'm on break."