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

New Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center will aid AI development and medical advancement to battle COVID-19

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 05, 2020
August 5, 2020 — The nation’s largest medical imaging associations are working together to develop the new Medical...
The CORAL Study will help researchers describe the clinical characteristics, treatments, biology, and outcomes of hospitalized patients with COVID-19

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 04, 2020
August 4, 2020 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) will serve as the...
Konica Minolta’s Exa Platform zero-footprint viewer with server-side rendering enables remote reading and reduces strain on the network by keeping files on the server and off of individual devices
Sponsored Content | Blog | Remote Viewing Systems | August 04, 2020
  The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way radiologists read images and today facilities struggle to define a “new...
Imaging volumes in hospitals and practices previously slowed by the coronavirus pandemic continue to hold steady, according to new QuickPoLL survey results that gauge how radiologists feel about current business and the impact of COVID-19.
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 03, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Imaging volumes in hospitals and practices previously slowed by the coronavirus pandemic continue to hold steady,...
JAMA Oncol. Published online  July 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2783

Table 1. JAMA Oncol. Published online  July 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2783

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020 — An article published in JAMA Oncology addresses the delivery of radiotherapy in 209 patients with...
A World Health Organization (WHO) rapid advice guide on the use of chest imaging in the diagnosis and management of COVID-19 was published in the journal Radiology.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020 — A World Health Organization (WHO) rapid advice guide on the use of chest imaging in the diagnosis and...
It has been estimated that the overwhelming focus on COVID-19 could cause up to 35,000 excess cancer deaths in the UK during the next 12 months, and  Zegami, the Oxford University data visualization spin-out which has worked on several projects focused on the detection, diagnosis, or management of cancer, is calling for greater use of technology to speed up the process of diagnosis and treatment.

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News | Radiation Oncology | July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020 — It has been estimated that the overwhelming focus on COVID-19 could cause up to 35,000 excess cancer...
ams Commended by United Imaging for Accelerated Supply of Unprecedented Levels of Essential CT Detectors to Fight Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2)
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 28, 2020
July 28, 2020 — ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, has been thanked by long-term...
FDA In Brief describes findings from real-world data study reveal higher risk of hospitalization and death among cancer patients with COVID-19, underscoring health disparities
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 24, 2020
July 24, 2020 — The following quote is attributed to Harpreet Singh, M.D., Associate Director, Cancer in Older Adults...
A and B, Lung ultrasound images obtained with convex (A) and linear (B) probes. Multiple confluent B-lines (arrows), patchy pulmonary consolidation (asterisk, B), and thickened pleural line (between arrowheads, A) are visualized. C, Chest CT image shows reticular and interlobular septal thickening and patchy, focal opacities associated with architectural distortion. This patient was classified in critical group and was assigned to severe group for statistical analysis.

A and B, Lung ultrasound images obtained with convex (A) and linear (B) probes. Multiple confluent B-lines (arrows), patchy pulmonary consolidation (asterisk, B), and thickened pleural line (between arrowheads, A) are visualized. C, Chest CT image shows reticular and interlobular septal thickening and patchy, focal opacities associated with architectural distortion. This patient was classified in critical group and was assigned to severe group for statistical analysis.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020 — According to an open-access article published in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), lung...
In I-131 cancer therapy, decay events damage sensitive DNA within a tumor cell nucleus, causing catastrophic single and double strand breaks. Clinical use of antibody-delivered Auger emitters could open a window for the targeted destruction of extracellular COVID-19 virions, decreasing the viral load during active infection and potentially easing the disease burden for a patient. View all figures from this study.  http://jnm.snmjournals.org/content/early/2020/07/16/jnumed.120.249748.full.pdf+html

In I-131 cancer therapy, decay events damage sensitive DNA within a tumor cell nucleus, causing catastrophic single and double strand breaks. Clinical use of antibody-delivered Auger emitters could open a window for the targeted destruction of extracellular COVID-19 virions, decreasing the viral load during active infection and potentially easing the disease burden for a patient. View all figures from this study.

 

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 22, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
July 22, 2020 — One of the first studies has been published that looks at the use of radiation therapy to help treat...
Medical professionals around the world have been feeding lung X-rays into a database since the beginning of the pandemic

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 22, 2020
July 22, 2020 — Researchers from the Department of Computer Architecture and Technology at the University of Seville's...
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020 — Racial/ethnic minority patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 infection are more likely to...
A new report from the RSNA COVID-19 Task Force addresses the impact of the epidemic on private radiology practices

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 17, 2020
July 17, 2020 — Private radiology practices have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps they...
This data represents wave 3 of a QuickPoLL survey conducted in partnership with an imagePRO panel created by The MarkeTech Group (TMTG), regarding the effects of COVID-19 on their business

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Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 15, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Imaging volumes in hospitals and practices previously slowed by the coronavirus pandemic continue to improve, according...
Artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted software was used to identify inflammatory tissues in lung and automatically segment inflammatory lesions. Three-dimensional image shows regions of COVID-19 pneumonia in lung through AI postprocessing. Image courtesy of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

Artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted software was used to identify inflammatory tissues in lung and automatically segment inflammatory lesions. Three-dimensional image shows regions of COVID-19 pneumonia in lung through AI postprocessing. Image courtesy of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020 — An open-access American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) article investigating the differences in...
A lung CT of a COVID-19 patient, showing ground-glass opacities in the lung from COVID pneumonia. Image courtesy of John Kim.

A lung CT of a COVID-19 patient, showing ground-glass opacities in the lung from COVID pneumonia. Image courtesy of John Kim.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 — With increased lung CT exam paradigms being used in the current COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, and an...
World's largest radiation oncology meeting will offer full conference on interactive platform October 25-28, 2020
News | ASTRO | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 — Registration opens today for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 62nd Annual Meeting,...
Signs for "Heroes work here" outside healthcare facilities and even the homes of clinicians have popped up across the country. This photo shows healthcare workers at the Lenox Health emergency room entrance being greeted to cheers and thanks for their essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City at a public thank you event May 21, 2020.

Signs for "Heroes work here" outside healthcare facilities and even the homes of clinicians have popped up across the country. This photo shows healthcare workers at the Lenox Health emergency room entrance being greeted to cheers and thanks for their essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City at a public thank you event May 21, 2020.

Blog | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 08, 2020
Radiology, like all the departments in hospitals and clinics, has undergone significant changes since early-2020,...
 Many patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remain unresponsive after surviving critical illness. Investigators led by a team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) now describe a patient with severe COVID-19 who, despite prolonged unresponsiveness and structural brain abnormalities, demonstrated functionally intact brain connections and weeks later he recovered the ability to follow commands

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 08, 2020
July 8, 2020 — Many patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remain unresponsive after surviving...