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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#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Ikonopedia is providing web-based training and installation to help customer base leverage efficiency gains to handle anticipated patient volumes post COVID-19
News | Women's Health | April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020 — Ikonopedia announced the completion of an implementation of its structured breast reporting and risk...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 According to the 10 authors from multiple institutions across the US who reviewed the most frequently cited studies on the subject: 'Test performance and management issues arise when inappropriate and potentially overreaching conclusions regarding the diagnostic performance of CT for COVID-19 pneumonia are based on low-quality studies with biased cohorts, confounding variables, and faulty design characteristics.

According to the 10 authors from multiple institutions across the US who reviewed the most frequently cited studies on the subject: 'Test performance and management issues arise when inappropriate and potentially overreaching conclusions regarding the diagnostic performance of CT for COVID-19 pneumonia are based on low-quality studies with biased cohorts, confounding variables, and faulty design characteristics. Image courtesy of American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020 — To date, the radiology literature on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia has consisted of limited...
Academic medical center leverages Philips tele-ICU technology to enhance clinician experience and help improve outcomes for ICU patients in Kentucky
News | Teleradiology | April 15, 2020
April 15, 2020 — Philips and UK HealthCare, the clinical enterprise of the University of Kentucky, announced a...
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News | Artificial Intelligence | April 15, 2020
April 15, 2020 — behold.ai has been issued with a CE Mark Class lla certification in the U..K and EU for its AI-based...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 U.S. Army Spc. Jonathon Hyde and Spc. Casymn Harrison from the 1434th Engineer Company, Grayling, Mich., Michigan National Guard, prepare patient rooms at TCF Regional Care Center in Detroit in advance of receiving COVID-19 patients, April 9, 2020 #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2

U.S. Army Spc. Jonathon Hyde and Spc. Casymn Harrison from the 1434th Engineer Company, Grayling, Mich., Michigan National Guard, prepare patient rooms at TCF Regional Care Center in Detroit in advance of receiving COVID-19 patients, April 9, 2020. The TCF Center in Detroit has been converted into a 970-bed alternative care facility for COVID-19 patients by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Michigan National Guard. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 15, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane and Dave Fornell
In an effort to keep the imaging field updated on the latest information being released on coronavirus (COVID-19), the...
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News | X-Ray | April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020 — Chest X-rays are often used to detect infections in the lungs, but the world’s largest study of its...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020 — The ASRT Foundation has launched a charitable initiative to provide financial assistance to medical...
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News | Ultrasound Imaging | April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020 — CAE Healthcare announced a new product suite engineered to provide hands-on foundational training to...
The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Radiology (ACR) have released new joint recommendations for prioritization, treatment and triage of breast cancer patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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News | Breast Imaging | April 13, 2020
April 13, 2020 — The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Chest radiography through glass. Technologists position the portable x-ray unit outside the patient room, with the tube peering through the wire-reinforced isolation room window (A). AP chest x-ray through obtained is of diagnostic quality (B).

Chest radiography through glass. Technologists position the portable X-ray unit outside the patient room, with the tube peering through the wire-reinforced isolation room window (A). AP chest X-ray through obtained is of diagnostic quality (B). Courtesy of the journal Radiology

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020
April 10, 2020 — Radiology departments must prepare for patient surges through streamlined approaches to imaging that...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 CoronaCare from PaxeraHealth is a complete tracking system for patients with COVID-19-like symptoms that is designed to screen and identify the highest risk patients quickly in real-time
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020
April 10, 2020 — CoronaCare from PaxeraHealth is a complete tracking system for patients with COVID-19-like symptoms...
Epic Partners with New York Hospitals for COVID-19 Patients Treated at Manhattan's Javits Center

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020
April 10, 2020 — New York has long been a city that comes together in times of crisis. While its healthcare workers...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 09, 2020
Jeffrey Bundy, Ph.D., chief executive officer, United Imaging in the United States, explains the company's efforts to...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 United Imaging has installed its first transportable CT Scanner at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City to help expand its capacity for imaging during the fight against coronavirus in the U.S. As the hospital scales its operations to meet the needs of an expected influx of coronavirus patients, doubling its capacity to 1,400 beds, United Imaging’s scanner will help expand its capacity for imaging studies to support diagnosis and treatment.

United Imaging has installed its first transportable CT Scanner at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City to help expand its capacity for imaging during the fight against coronavirus in the U.S. As the hospital scales its operations to meet the needs of an expected influx of coronavirus patients, doubling its capacity to 1,400 beds, United Imaging’s scanner will help expand its capacity for imaging studies to support diagnosis and treatment.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 09, 2020
April 9, 2020 — Radiology imaging  and radiotherapy systems vendor United Imaging is responding to customer requests...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 09, 2020
April 9, 2020 — Care Mentor AI is developing an artificial intelligence (AI) system that will accelerate the analysis...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Volpara sponsoring free virtual CME course and other resources to help during pandemic response
News | Breast Imaging | April 07, 2020
April 7 2020 —  Volpara Solutions announced it is collaborating with DetectED-X, an online radiology training and...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2  The first of three clinical scenarios presented to the panel with final recommendations. Mild features refer to absence of significant pulmonary dysfunction or damage. Pre-test probability is based upon background prevalence of disease and may be further modified by individual’s exposure risk. The absence of resource constraints corresponds to sufficient availability of personnel, personal protective equipment, COVID-19 testing, hospital beds, and/or ve

 The first of three clinical scenarios presented to the panel with final recommendations. Mild features refer to absence of significant pulmonary dysfunction or damage. Pre-test probability is based upon background prevalence of disease and may be further modified by individual’s exposure risk. The absence of resource constraints corresponds to sufficient availability of personnel, personal protective equipment, COVID-19 testing, hospital beds, and/or ventilators with the need to rapidly triage patients. Contextual detail and considerations for imaging with CXR (chest radiography) versus CT (computed tomography) are presented in the text. (Pos=positive, Neg=negative, Mod=moderate). [Although not covered by this scenario and not shown in the figure, in the presence of significant resources constraints, there is no role for imaging of patients with mild features of COVID-19.] Image courtesy of the journal Radiology

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 07, 2020
April 7, 2020 — A multinational consensus statement from the Fleischner Society on the role of chest imaging in the...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Professor David Sebag-Montefiore (Image courtesy of the University of Leeds)

Professor David Sebag-Montefiore (Image courtesy of the University of Leeds)

News | Radiation Therapy | April 07, 2020
April 7, 2020 — An international panel of cancer experts has recommended a one-week course of radiotherapy and delaying...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Chest CT findings of pediatric patients with COVID-19 on transaxial images. (a) Male, 2 months old, 2 days after symptom onset. Patchy ground-glass opacities GGO in the right lower lobe

Chest CT findings of pediatric patients with COVID-19 on transaxial images. Male, 2 months old, 2 days after symptom onset. Patchy ground-glass opacities GGO in the right lower lobe. Image courtesy of Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 06, 2020
April 6, 2020 — Children and teenagers with COVID-19 showed distinctive clinical and computed tomography (CT) findings...