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.

See radiology images of How COVID-19 Appears on Medical Imaging.

 

The Radiological Society of North American announced that RSNA21 will be back — live — this November in Chicago
News | RSNA | May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced today that 10,378 scientific and educational...
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) 2021 Conference, scheduled for August 9-13 in Las Vegas, will be one of the first to take a step back to normalcy

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News | HIMSS | May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021 — It looks like in-person conferences are making a comeback. The Healthcare Information and Management...
Overall Excellence Finalist/Multi-platform Package of the Year for its coverage of the Pandemic’s Toll on Radiology, National

Overall Excellence Finalist/Multi-platform Package of the Year for its coverage of the Pandemic’s Toll on Radiology, National

Feature | Imaging Technology News - ITN | May 17, 2021 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Imaging Technology News (ITN) and its sister publication Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) recently took...
Chest X-ray from patient severely ill from COVID-19, showing (in white patches) infected tissue spread across the lungs. Image courtesy of Nature Publishing or npj Digital Medicine

Chest X-ray from patient severely ill from COVID-19, showing (in white patches) infected tissue spread across the lungs. Image courtesy of Nature Publishing or npj Digital Medicine

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 14, 2021
May 14, 2021 — Trained to see patterns by analyzing thousands of chest X-rays, a computer program predicted with up to...
According to the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Infographic courtesy of the CDC.

According to the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Infographic courtesy of the CDC.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a new statement relaxing the...
Estimates of excess deaths, defined as the number of persons who have died from all causes, above the expected number of deaths for a given place and time, can provide a comprehensive account of mortality likely related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths that are both directly and indirectly associated with COVID-19.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021 — Estimates of excess deaths, defined as the number of persons who have died from all causes, above the...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 11, 2021
Yael Eshet, M.D., MSc, a diagnostic radiology specialist at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, was the lead author on a...
Building the right infrastructure today will ensure the needed tools are there tomorrow, whatever the challenge may be

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Feature | Radiology Business | May 05, 2021 | By Tom Cheesewrite in collaboration with Ludger Philippsen
The COVID-19 pandemic came as a shock, but not a surprise. Sources around the world have been warning for years of a...
With the growing adoption of #data #analytics in #healthcare, we are seeing more clearly that there are two sides of data
Feature | Artificial Intelligence | May 05, 2021 | By Sundararajan Mani
With the growing adoption of data analytics in healthcare, we are seeing more clearly that there are two sides of data...
A 37-year-old woman developed a new, palpable left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy lump five days after her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the left arm. On the day of vaccination, the patient was asymptomatic. This is an example of how the vaccine can mimic cancer and swollen lymph nodes. Image used with permission of RSNA.

A 37-year-old woman developed a new, palpable left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy lump five days after her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the left arm. On the day of vaccination, the patient was asymptomatic. This is an example of how the vaccine can mimic cancer and swollen lymph nodes. Read more about this case study. Image used with permission of RSNA.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 03, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
While the mass COVID-19 vaccination effort over the past four months is bringing closer the light at the end of the...
#prostatecancer During the first wave of the corona pandemic, 36 percent fewer men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in Sweden than in previous years.

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News | Prostate Cancer | April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021 — During the first wave of the corona pandemic, 36 percent fewer men were diagnosed with prostate cancer...
A 63-year-old multiple #myeloma patient, with skeletal pain. New #FDG avid axillary #lymphadenopathy 62 days (9 weeks) after second #mRNA #vaccination dose. Image used with permission of the Radiological Society of North America (#RSNA)

A 63-year-old multiple myeloma patient, with skeletal pain. New FDG avid axillary lymphadenopathy 62 days (9 weeks) after second mRNA vaccination dose. Image used with permission of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 29, 2021 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Ever so slowly, we are beginning to see some light at the end of the pandemic’s tunnel. Vaccines are now more easily...
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) has successfully implemented Agfa HealthCare’s Enterprise Imaging (EI) solution, a unified platform complete with clinical tools, reporting and a workflow engine that will help the LTHT maximize its productivity and collaborate with neighboring Trusts.
News | Enterprise Imaging | April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021 — Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) has successfully implemented Agfa HealthCare’s Enterprise...
Change Healthcare unveiled InterQual 2021, the latest edition of the company’s flagship clinical decision support solution.
News | Clinical Decision Support | April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021 — Change Healthcare unveiled InterQual 2021, the latest edition of the company’s flagship clinical...
CDC and FDA Call for Pause on Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Due to Rare Blood Clots #COVID19 #Janssen
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 15, 2021 | By Dave Fornell
April 15, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
While the COVID-19 crisis is challenging, the pandemic is also giving researchers an opportunity to discover new approaches to saving lives. A study published in the JAMA Network Open on Thursday, March 25, 2021, recommends a new way for triaging mammogram patients during times of limited capacity, such as pandemic surges, when individuals may also experience anxiety about COVID-19.

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News | Breast Imaging | April 01, 2021
April 1, 2021 — While the COVID-19 crisis is challenging, the pandemic is also giving researchers an opportunity to...
In looking at the broader impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and wellbeing, public health experts are examining screening rates for cancer. A new study looking at U.S. mammography screening rates during the first five months of the pandemic found both a strong rebound in breast cancer screening rates and a concerning cumulative deficit in mammograms due to missed appointments, as well as uncovering disparities when looking at screening according to race

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News | Breast Imaging | April 01, 2021
April 1, 2021 — In looking at the broader impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and wellbeing, public health...
#coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic Face masks may contain metallic components, both visible and hidden, which in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment may pose a hazard. The role of face masks in infection control is recognized and their use should not be avoided as simple practices can avoid these hazards.

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News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 — Face masks may contain metallic components, both visible and hidden, which in the magnetic resonance...
Driven by pandemic realities and clinical demand for portable and intelligent point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), GE Healthcare unveiled Venue Fit, a streamlined and compact POCUS system, alongside an industry-first articifical intelligence (AI) offering for cardiac imaging on the Venue and Venue Go
News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021 — Driven by pandemic realities and clinical demand for portable and intelligent point-of-care ultrasound...
Samples from the dataset used in this study. (a) X-ray with PA view of a patient with COVID-19; (b) X-ray with AP view of a patient with COVID-19; (c) X-ray of a healthy patient from Dataset A; (d) X-ray of a healthy patient from Dataset B.

Samples from the dataset used in this study. (a) X-ray with PA view of a patient with COVID-19; (b) X-ray with AP view of a patient with COVID-19; (c) X-ray of a healthy patient from Dataset A; (d) X-ray of a healthy patient from Dataset B. Images courtesy of IEEE/CAA JOURNAL OF AUTOMATICA SINICA

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021 — X-rays, first used clinically in the late 1890s, could be a leading-edge diagnostic tool for COVID-19...