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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MBD2 serves as a viable target against pulmonary fibrosis by inhibiting macrophage M2 program #COVID19 #coronavirus

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 07, 2020
December 7, 2020 — An analysis of lung tissues from patients with different types of pulmonary fibrosis - including...
The FDA recently received a report that a patient’s face was burned from the metal in a face mask worn during an MRI, and reminds patients and providers that patients should not wear any metal during an MRI #COVID19 #pandemic

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News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 07, 2020
December 7, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing patients and health care providers that...
16% of people believe they have developed a medical condition since the coronavirus crisis started but have not seen a doctor because they worry about getting COVID-19
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 07, 2020
December 7, 2020 — New research* from Zegami, an Oxford based medical image analysis platform, reveals that 29% of...
Guidance for mammography facilities, state MQSA contract partners, FDA-approved MQSA accreditation bodies and Food and Drug Administration staff

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News | Mammography | December 04, 2020
December 4, 2020 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an immediately in effect guidance, ...
Generated heatmaps appropriately highlighted abnormalities in the lung fields in those images accurately labeled as COVID-19 positive (A-C) in contrast to images which were accurately labeled as negative for COVID-19 (D). Intensity of colors on the heatmap correspond to features of the image that are important for prediction of COVID-19 positivity. Image courtesy of Northwestern University

Generated heatmaps appropriately highlighted abnormalities in the lung fields in those images accurately labeled as COVID-19 positive (A-C) in contrast to images which were accurately labeled as negative for COVID-19 (D). Intensity of colors on the heatmap correspond to features of the image that are important for prediction of COVID-19 positivity. Image courtesy of Northwestern University

News | Artificial Intelligence | December 03, 2020
December 3, 2020 — Northwestern University researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform that...
A cut-away view of the two cabins that compose the "CT-in-a-box" solution from GE to rapidly deploy CT scanners at hospitals amid a COVID surge. The CT room is completely separate from the control room to aid in sanitation and keeping technologists away from COVID patients.

A cut-away view of the two cabins that compose the "CT-in-a-box" solution from GE to rapidly deploy CT scanners at hospitals amid a COVID surge. The CT room is completely separate from the control room to aid in sanitation and keeping technologists away from COVID patients. Image by GE Healthcare.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 01, 2020
December 1, 2020 — As hospitals see an influx of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) patients, many are looking for ways to rapidly...
Visage 7 Live Connect enables simple radiologist collaboration with referrers
News | Enterprise Imaging | December 01, 2020
December 1, 2020 — Visage Imaging, Inc. ("Visage"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), has...
AI Medic Inc. has obtained official product certification from the NIDS for its own medical video analysis software, AutoSEG
News | Cardiac Imaging | November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020 — AI Medic Inc. announced that it has obtained official product certification from the NIDS (National...
GE Healthcare unveiled a slate of new intelligently efficient solutions to help clinicians solve today’s two-part challenge of delivering high quality care while managing greater capacity and workflow issues, exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020 — GE Healthcare unveiled a slate of new intelligently efficient solutions to help clinicians solve...
Boston Medical Center, Yale New Haven Health and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center among the first to extend virtual care options enabling patients to remain safe during radiology exams, medical procedures, general visits, and more
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | November 29, 2020
November 29, 2020 — Philips, a global leader in health technology, announced it is working with leading medical centers...
Chest CT images in a 34-year-old man with fever for 4 days. Positive result of reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction assay for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 using a swab sample was obtained on February 8, 2020. Dates of examination are shown on images. A, Chest CT scan with magnification of lesions in coronal and sagittal planes shows a nodule with reversed halo sign in left lower lobe (box) at the early stage of the pneumonia. B, Chest CT scans in different axial planes and coro

Chest CT images in a 34-year-old man with fever for 4 days. Positive result of reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction assay for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 using a swab sample was obtained on February 8, 2020. Dates of examination are shown on images. A, Chest CT scan with magnification of lesions in coronal and sagittal planes shows a nodule with reversed halo sign in left lower lobe (box) at the early stage of the pneumonia. B, Chest CT scans in different axial planes and coronal reconstruction show bilateral multifocal ground-glass opacities. The nodular opacity resolved.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | November 29, 2020
November 29, 2020 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) presented its ninth Alexander R. Margulis Award...
ASG well positioned for growth as healthcare marketplace continues to evolve 

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News | Radiology Imaging | November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020 — Alpha Source Group (ASG), a comprehensive next-generation services partner, has named Allan...
New AI suite includes algorithms that help radiologists prioritize critical cases and automate processes to help cut average review time from up to eight hours
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020 — GE Healthcare announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help clinicians assess...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | November 20, 2020
This video shows a computed tomography (CT) scroll through showing bowel ischemia and perforation (see arrows) due to ...
Chest X-ray image of patient with lung injury due to vaping. Image courtesy of UC Regents #COVID19 #pandemic

Chest X-ray image of patient with lung injury due to vaping. Image courtesy of UC Regents

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020 — A UC Davis Health pediatric team presented a powerful case series of three teenagers who had...
1H-MR spectra of 3 consecutive patients with COVID-19. Upper row: Axial FLAIR images at the corona radiata level show representative MRS voxels (black squares) from sampled periventricular regions. Lower row: Corresponding spectrum (black) and LCModel fit (red) from each patient acquired at TE = 30 ms (upper row) and TE = 288 ms (lower row). A, A patient with COVID-19-associated multifocal necrotizing leukoencephalopathy shows diffuse patchy WM lesions with markedly increased Cho and decreased NAA, as well

1H-MR spectra of 3 consecutive patients with COVID-19. Upper row: Axial FLAIR images at the corona radiata level show representative MRS voxels (black squares) from sampled periventricular regions. Lower row: Corresponding spectrum (black) and LCModel fit (red) from each patient acquired at TE = 30 ms (upper row) and TE = 288 ms (lower row). A, A patient with COVID-19-associated multifocal necrotizing leukoencephalopathy shows diffuse patchy WM lesions with markedly increased Cho and decreased NAA, as well as elevated Lac. B, A patient with COVID-19 after recent PEA cardiac arrest with subtle FLAIR hyperintense white matter changes also shows elevated Cho/Cr and decreased NAA/Cr ratios. However, these derangements are less severe than in the patient in A. There is no clear elevation of Lac. C, A patient with COVID-19 without encephalopathy or recent severe hypoxia has normal Cho/Cr, with mildly decreased NAA/Cr and no lactate elevation. Cho, Choline; NAA, N-Acetyl-Aspartate; mI, Myo-Inositol; Lac, Lactate; Glx, Glutamate + Glutamine. Image courtesy of AJNR

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020 — One of the first spectroscopic imaging-based studies of neurological injury in COVID-19 patients...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | November 18, 2020
An example of a COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pneumonia on chest computed tomography (CT) scan. Coronavirus appears as ground...
Tidelands Health, a growing healthcare provider in South Carolina, uses Carestream Health’s DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems to deliver improved patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 18, 2020
November 17, 2020 — Tidelands Health, a growing healthcare provider in South Carolina, uses Carestream Health’s DRX-...
Radiation oncologists across the country will meet virtually with members of Congress this week to discuss value-based payment, prior authorization and supporting cancer care during the pandemic

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News | Radiation Oncology | November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020 — Radiation oncologists across the country will meet virtually with members of Congress this week to...
An interview with Professor Christiane Kuhl, M.D., director of radiology, University Hospital Aachen, Germany, on the effects on breast imaging in the COVID-19 era

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Feature | Breast Imaging | November 12, 2020 | By Dave Fornell
The pandemic forced many elective procedures, including most areas of cancer screening, to be put on hold to prioritize...