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.

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Strategies to help guide nuclear radiology teams at various healthcare systems in 2021 and beyond
Feature | Nuclear Imaging | September 16, 2021 | By Staff of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC)
A year after COVID-19 turned the world upside down, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) asked members how...
This is an example of 3-D ultrasound imaging on a breast, designed to help increase efficiency and diagnostic accuracy in any practice. Image courtesy of Hologic.

This is an example of TriVu ultrasound imaging on a breast, designed to help increase efficiency and diagnostic accuracy in any practice. Image courtesy of Hologic.

Feature | Breast Imaging | September 15, 2021 | By Jennifer Meade
The breast ultrasound market is seeing growth, driven largely by the proliferation of recent legislation aimed at...
As with all imaging technologies, COVID-19 is expected to continue to negatively impact the market.

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Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 14, 2021 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
According to a new report produced by Grand View Research, the global magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) market size was...
With a wealth of landmark studies in Breast, Cervical, Melanoma, Prostate, Colorectal, Oesophagus, Endocrine and Lung cancer, the ESMO Congress 2021 is a clear demonstration that oncology research has once again gathered momentum after being temporarily stopped in its tracks by the outbreak of the virus

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News | Radiation Oncology | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — At the opening press conference of the ESMO Congress 2021, President Solange Peters announced that...
Plan to attend RSNA21 at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) today announced highlights of the Technical...
According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), immediately reading screening mammograms during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic promises a new and improved paradigm—reducing care disparities, while increasing the speed of diagnostic workup.

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News | Breast Imaging | September 09, 2021
September 9, 2021 — According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), immediately reading screening...
A lone vendor booth in a sea of open space in a corner of the expo floor at HIMSS 2021 this week. A large number of vendors decided to pull out of exhibiting at HIMSS in recent weeks because the host city of Las Vegas saw a major surge of COVID cases over July, reaching a 20.2% positivity rate on the day HIMSS began.

A lone vendor booth in a sea of open space in a corner of the expo floor at HIMSS 2021 this week. A large number of vendors decided to pull out of exhibiting at HIMSS in recent weeks because the host city of Las Vegas saw a major surge of COVID cases over July, reaching a 20.2% positivity rate on the day HIMSS began.  Photo by Dave Fornell

Blog | HIMSS | September 08, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
The in-person 2021 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting planned for Aug. 9-13 appeared to...
Case Western Reserve University lab reports 84% accuracy in predicting from initial chest scan which patients will need breathing help; planning website for UH, Cleveland VA physicians to upload scans

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 03, 2021
September 3, 2021 — Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed an online tool to help medical staff...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 31, 2021
Several radiology IT vendors at 2021 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference demonstrated...
The Telehealth Service Implementation Model (TSIM) is a roadmap for navigating the complexities of establishing a strong and durable telehealth program

Dr. Dee Ford, program director of the National Telehealth Center of Excellence at the Medical University of South Carolina, demonstrates a telehealth visit. Photo courtesy of Medical University of South Carolina, Sarah Pack

News | Teleradiology | August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021 — Telehealth came into its own during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing patients access to care in the...
#breakingnews The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. It is the first vaccine to be fully approved by the FDA, and experts say it is expected to open the door for further vaccine mandates.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-...
Transverse view of as lung CT showing heavy areas of COVID pneumonia in the lungs

Transverse view of as lung CT showing heavy areas of COVID pneumonia in the lungs. The heart is in the center on the image. Getty Images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021 — In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI, Zhaowei Zhu, Jianjun Tang...
#coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic #RSNA21 will require all attendees and exhibitors to show proof of #vaccination and wear a #mask

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News | RSNA | August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021 — RSNA 2021 will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all in-person attendees and exhibitors at...
OWN Your Health and Hologic’s Project Health Equality collaborate to produce culturally competent health information, research and care pathways to serve the unique needs of black women
News | Women's Health | August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021 — Oprah Winfrey Network and its first-ever health initiative OWN YOUR HEALTH announced an exclusive...
ASTRO’s 63rd Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place as an in-person meeting October 24-27 in Chicago, but be sure to bring along your masks

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News | ASTRO | August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021 — ASTRO announced that it is facilitating measures that seek to ensure optimal health and sanitary...
GE Healthcare introduced Edison True PACS, a diagnostic imaging and workflow solution designed to help enable radiologists – who are experiencing high rates of staff burnout and retirements – to be more efficient and precise, while keeping capital and IT resources under control. Currently, it is available in the U.S., with rollout expected in some other regions starting in 2022
News | PACS | August 09, 2021
August 9, 2021 — An acute shortage of radiologists and growing demand for imaging scans has put radiology departments...
#coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic A KAIST immunology research team found that a specific subtype of macrophages that originated from blood monocytes plays a key role in the hyper-inflammatory response in SARS-CoV-2 infected lungs, by performing single-cell RNA sequencing of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells

Identification of distinct macrophage subtypes that trigger lung damage during SARS-CoV-2 infection

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 05, 2021
August 4, 2021 — A KAIST immunology research team found that a specific subtype of macrophages that originated from...
Exo will commercialize an affordable handheld ultrasound device and workflow platform for a new era of medical care
News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 —  Exo (pronounced “echo”), a pioneering health information and devices company, closed a $220 million...
Medtech jobs pay 49% higher than the average across all industries, with every five medtech jobs creating an additional seven jobs

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News | Radiology Business | July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 — New data released today by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) found that the medical...
If you plan to attend HIMSS21 Aug. 9-13 in Las Vegas, be sure to note that due to health and safety updates, masks will now be required for attendees and exhibitors.

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News | HIMSS | July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021 —If you plan to attend HIMSS21 Aug. 9-13 in Las Vegas, be sure to note that due to health and safety...