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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Series CT scans in 35-year-old woman with COVID-19 pneumonia. (a) Scan obtained on illness days 1 showed multiple pure ground-glass opacity (GGO) mainly in right lower lobe. (b) Scan obtained on illness days 5 showed increased extent of GGO and early consolidation. (c) Scan obtained on illness days 11 showed multiple consolidation with almost the same extent. (d) Scan obtained on illness days 15 showed a mixed pattern with a slightly smaller extent, and the perilobular consolidation might suggest the presence of organizing pneumonia. The patient was discharged on illness days 17. Image courtesy of the journal Radiology

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020 — In a new study...
Nautilus Medical, Inc announced the immediate availability of TeleRay, its complete telemedicine solution in compliance with the Telehealth Services During Certain Emergency Periods Act of 2020
News | Teleradiology | March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020 — Nautilus Medical, Inc announced the...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020 — The journal Radiology ...
The 2020 Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology (SBI/ACR) annual symposium has been cancelled, and the event rescheduled for April 8-11, 2020, in Savannah, Ga. #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SBI20
News | Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) | March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020 — The 2020 Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology (...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020 — As ...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 10, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
March 10, 2020 — After a careful assessment of the situation and following the security measures adopted by the...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 09, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
March 9, 2020 — As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) slowly spreads across the globe, more industry conferences are...
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Personal protective equipment (PPE) reminder notices placed on radiology angiography room doors to remind staff to don correct PPE before entering rooms. Image courtesy of American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 09, 2020
March 9, 2020 — An open-access American Journal of Roentgenology...
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Flowchart shows time difference between positive laboratory test results and positive CT findings for COVID-19 and adenovirus infection in the study group. Image courtesy of American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 06, 2020
March 6, 2020 — An article by radiologists...
Chest radiograph in a patient with COVID-19 infection demonstrates right infrahilar airspace opacities #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #HIMSS20

Chest radiograph in a patient with COVID-19 infection demonstrates right infrahilar airspace opacities. Image courtesy of Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 06, 2020
March 6, 2020 — While...
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
March 3, 2020 — Two sizable European medical conferences in cardiology and radiology were canceled today as fears...
A chest CT scan of a 79-year-old woman who presented with fever, dry cough, and chest pain for three days. Her husband and daughter-in-law had been recently diagnosed with coronavirus disease. The patient expired 11 days after admission.(Courtesy of Song F, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Shanghai, China) #COVID2019 #COVID19 #coronavirus #2019nCoV

A chest CT scan of a 79-year-old woman who presented with fever, dry cough, and chest pain for three days. Her husband and daughter-in-law had been recently diagnosed with coronavirus disease. The patient expired 11 days after admission.(Courtesy of Song F, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Shanghai, China)

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020 — The first in a series of medical imaging studies on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was published...
AI vendor Infervision's InferRead CT Pneumonia software uses artificial intelligence-assisted diagnosis tp improve the overall efficiency of the radiology department. It is being delayed in China as a high sensitivity detection aid for novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19). #COVID-19 #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019-nCoV

AI vendor Infervision's InferRead CT Pneumonia software uses artificial intelligence-assisted diagnosis to improve the overall efficiency of the radiology department. It is being developed in China as a high sensitivity detection aid for novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19).

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020 — New healthcare technologies are being implemented in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID...
In a study of more than 1,000 patients published in the journal Radiology, chest CT outperformed lab testing in the diagnosis of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) #COVID19 #COVID-2019 #2019nCoV #COVID-19

Chest CT images of a 29-year-old man with fever for 6 days. RT-PCR assay for the SARS-CoV-2 using a swab sample was performed on Feb. 5, 2020, with a positive result. (A column) Normal chest CT with axial and coronal planes was obtained at the onset. (B column) Chest CT with axial and coronal planes shows minimal ground-glass opacities in the bilateral lower lung lobes (yellow arrows). (C column) Chest CT with axial and coronal planes shows increased ground-glass opacities (yellow arrowheads). (D column) Chest CT with axial and coronal planes shows the progression of pneumonia with mixed ground-glass opacities and linear opacities in the subpleural area. (E column) Chest CT with axial and coronal planes shows the absorption of both ground-glass opacities and organizing pneumonia. Image courtesy of Radiology

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 26, 2020 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane and Dave Fornell
February 26, 2020 — In a study of...
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29-year old male with unknown exposure history, presenting with fever and cough, ultimately requiring intensive care unit admission. (a) Axial thin-section non-contrast CT scan shows diffuse bilateral confluent and patchy ground-glass (solid arrows) and consolidative (dashed arrows) pulmonary opacities. (b) The disease in the right middle and lower lobes has a striking peripheral distribution (arrow). Image courtesy of Radiology 

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 26, 2020
February 26, 2020 — Mount Sinai Health System physicians—the...
An illustration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the CDC. #coronavirus #COVID19 #COVID-2019 #2019nCoV

An illustration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the CDC.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 25, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor