Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page contains medical information for clinicians on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19, also called 2019-nCoV and now clinically SARS‐CoV‐2). This section includes articles on medical imaging of the virus for radiologists, new technologies being deployed to fight the virus and clinical information from various sources. Here are direct links for medical professionals to COVID-19 resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Daily world-wide statistics on the coronavirus outbreak are available from the WHO Situations Reports. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) for healthcare providers regarding Medicare payment for laboratory tests and other services related to the COVID-19

RADLogics AI-Powered solution in use: chest X-ray of COVID-19 positive case with heatmap key image.

RADLogics AI-Powered solution in use: chest X-ray of COVID-19 positive case with heatmap key image.

News | Artificial Intelligence | September 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 — RADLogics announced that the company’s novel AI-powered chest X-ray pneumothorax application has...
New research from King's College London has found that COVID-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.

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News | Cardiac Imaging | September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020 — New research from King's College London has found that COVID-19 may be diagnosed on the same...
Data from breastcancer.org indicates that 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 48,530 cases of noninvasive (in situ) breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women in 2020. Of these cases, more than 42,000 women are expected to die

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Blog | Breast Imaging | September 18, 2020
Data from breastcancer.org indicates that 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 48,530 cases of noninvasive (...
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of personal life, business operations and healthcare, including breast imaging and breast cancer care.

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Feature | Breast Imaging | September 18, 2020 | By Susan Harvey, M.D.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of personal life, business operations and healthcare, including breast...
As the silos of data and diagnostic imaging PACS systems are being collapsed and secured, the modular enterprise imaging platform approach is gaining significance, offering systemness and security
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 18, 2020 | By Anjum M. Ahmed, M.D., MBBS, MBA, MIS
COVID-19 is now everywhere, and these are the longest months in my career when I have not traveled or met in person...
Figure 1. Doppler flows in subpleural consolidation shows smoothly dilated branching arteries

Figure 1. Doppler flows in subpleural consolidation shows smoothly dilated branching arteries 

Feature | Radiology Imaging | September 17, 2020 | By Robert Bard, M.D. PC, DABR, FASLM
COVID-19 is routinely studied using lung ultrasound and quantifying the disease by the “white lung” appearance of...
Data from latest research presented at the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020 suggests COVID-19 pandemic halts cancer care and damages oncologists' wellbeing

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020 — Delays and cancellation of cancer treatments and other safety measures undertaken to minimize the...
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — The world is facing a global pandemic with unknown implications, but it is now well known COVID-19...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
Case is a 6-month-old infant boy admitted to hospital due to respiratory distress then worsened by a pericardial...
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc., a world leader in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) solutions, and the CHEST Foundation, the charitable foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians, today announced their joint grant in creating the CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Ultrasonography and COVID-19.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc., a world leader in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) solutions, and the...
The world market for artificial intelligence (AI)-based clinical applications for use in medical imaging is set to reach almost $1.5 billion by 2024 despite a slower-than-expected uptake of these products and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feature | Artificial Intelligence | September 09, 2020 | Sanjay M Parekh, Ph.D.
The world market for artificial intelligence (AI)-based clinical applications for use in medical imaging is set to...
Fujifilm Sonosite creates point-of-care ultrasound systems and medical informatics solutions along with transducers and accessories that can help physicians improve time-to-diagnosis, patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and workflow.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 03, 2020
September 3, 2020 — Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)...
Diagnosing respiratory illness associated with vaping has always been challenging. Adding the spread of COVID-19 and the many similarities in symptoms makes it even more difficult. 

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News | Lung Imaging | September 01, 2020
September 1, 2020 — Diagnosing respiratory illness associated with vaping has always been challenging. Adding the...
B, Representative computational model shows lung stroma intraorgan structure of XCAT phantom that was developed using anatomically informed mathematic model. Inset shows enlarged view for better visibility of details and small structures. C, Voxelized rendition (ground truth) of XCAT phantom highlights detailed model of lung parenchyma. Inset shows enlarged view for better visibility of details and small structures

B, Representative computational model shows lung stroma intraorgan structure of XCAT phantom that was developed using anatomically informed mathematic model. Inset shows enlarged view for better visibility of details and small structures. C, Voxelized rendition (ground truth) of XCAT phantom highlights detailed model of lung parenchyma. Inset shows enlarged view for better visibility of details and small structures. Image courtesy of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020 — An open-access article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) established a foundation for...
Researchers led by Göttingen University develop new three-dimensional imaging technique to visualize tissue damage in severe COVID-19

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Sections through the three-dimensional reconstruction volume (upper left, grey) around a pulmonary alveolus with hyaline membrane (lower left, yellow). On the right, the images are superimposed. In the centre is the air bubble (alveolus). The electron density is represented by different shades of grey. On the inside of the air bubble is a layer of proteins and dead cell residues, the "hyaline membrane". This deposit, which can be represented in its three-dimensional structure for the first time by the new method, reduces the gas exchange and leads to respiratory distress.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020 — Physicists at the University of Göttingen, together with pathologists and lung specialists at the...
Metova, a leading provider of custom software solutions for mobile, web, connected home and car, and Internet of Things (IoT) for the private and public sector and Innovator Health, a leading provider of telehealth and telemedicine solutions, announced the results of a new survey of over 1,000 people in the United States on telemedicine – a technology that's reviving the house call during the COVID-19 pandemic
News | Patient Engagement | August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020 — Metova, a leading provider of custom software solutions for mobile, web, connected home and car, and...
Public health screening guidelines for lung cancer followed by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) undercount African Americans, contributing to disparities in lung cancer screening and treatment, according to a study published today in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

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News | Lung Imaging | August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020 — Public health screening guidelines for lung cancer followed by the United States Preventive Services...
The results of an online questionnaire of 609 breast cancer survivors in the U.S. suggest that nearly half of patients experienced delays in care during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020 — The results of an online questionnaire of 609 breast cancer survivors in the U.S. suggest that nearly...
Thirona teams up with Smart Reporting to further improve COVID-19 detection
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 17, 2020
August 17, 2020 — With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, Thirona starts a new collaboration to further improve and...
Sheer stresses on the walls of arteries are believed to cause the formation atherosclerotic plaques. This is an area of research that is expected to see increased use in the next few years. This study was presented at SCCT 2020 as an example of how sheer stresses can help evaluate and predict the patency of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG).

Sheer stresses on the walls of arteries are believed to cause the formation atherosclerotic plaques. This is an area of research that is expected to see increased use in the next few years. This study was presented at SCCT 2020 as an example of how sheer stresses can help evaluate and predict the patency of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG).

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 14, 2020
The latest technical advances and trends in computed tomography (CT) and the latest clinical study data were discussed...