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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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...
Videos | Breast Imaging | March 26, 2021
Constance "Connie" Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., chief of breast imaging, co-director of the Avon Comprehensive Breast...
A new study led by Ivan Martinez—associate professor in the WVU School of Medicine and Cancer Institute—found a link between a family of RNAs, the Y chromosome, and radiation sensitivity in male lung-cancer patients
News | Radiation Therapy | March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021 — The science behind the COVID-19 vaccine has the potential to do more than prevent cases of COVID-19...
The Moscow Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine presented clinical research findings during ECR 2021 highlighting that full integration of AI into radiology workflow during the pandemic increased radiologists' productivity
News | Artificial Intelligence | March 22, 2021
March 22, 2021 — Moscow Center for Diagnostics & Telemedicine and RADLogics shared the results of a large-scale...
Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | March 19, 2021
Darryl B. Sneag, M.D., a radiologist and director of peripheral nerve MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in...
The 3D image of the collapsing virus, right, captured at the instant of the maximum vibration amplitude. Spikes were removed from the color-coded plot, on left, for clarity. Image courtesy of the researchers

The 3D image of the collapsing virus, right, captured at the instant of the maximum vibration amplitude. Spikes were removed from the color-coded plot, on left, for clarity. Image courtesy of the researchers

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 18, 2021
March 18, 2021 — The coronavirus' structure is an all-too-familiar image, with its densely packed surface receptors...
WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute staff prepare a patient for a first-in-the-world clinical trial to investigate the use of focused ultrasound technology to treat opioid use disorder. (WVU Photo/Brian Persinger)

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute staff prepare a patient for a first-in-the-world clinical trial to investigate the use of focused ultrasound technology to treat opioid use disorder. (WVU Photo/Brian Persinger)

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021 — On the heels of the country’s deadliest year for drug overdoses, the West Virginia University...
Vscan Air, a pocket-sized ultrasound from GE Healthcare, enters the market as one of the smallest and lightweight handheld devices without compromising crystal clear image quality and secure data sharing. (Photo: Business Wire)

Vscan Air, a pocket-sized ultrasound from GE Healthcare, enters the market as one of the smallest and lightweight handheld devices without compromising crystal clear image quality and secure data sharing. (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021 — GE Healthcare unveiled Vscan Air, a cutting-edge, wireless pocket-sized ultrasound that provides...
Sponsored Content | Podcast | Enterprise Imaging | March 17, 2021
Members of the enterprise imaging technology community are facing significant changes in the market, due to the COVID-...
Walgreens and Nuance Communications, Inc.  announced the organizations collaborated to help Walgreens customers schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Walgreens deployed Nuance's artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Intelligent Engagement solutions to meet the needs of more customers by extending access to vaccine information and scheduling beyond its web-based portal.

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News | Artificial Intelligence | March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021 — Walgreens and Nuance Communications, Inc.  announced the organizations collaborated to help Walgreens...
A discussion and analysis of the two key components of the teleradiology market — teleradiology reading services and teleradiology IT

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Feature | Teleradiology | March 05, 2021 | By Arun Gill
The global teleradiology market is served by a broad range of vendors, including international players with operations...
Editorial Roundtable, Lunch and Learn, Podcasts for continuing education during #COVID19 #coronavirus

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Blog | Radiology Education | March 05, 2021
One year ago, the ITN team was literally packing our bags and preparing to get on a plane heading toward the Healthcare...
55-year-old woman who underwent screening mammogram and ultrasound 7 days after first COVID-19 vaccination dose. Screening mammogram and US demonstrated unilateral left axillary lymph node with cortical thickness of 5 mm on ultrasound (not shown). BI-RADS category 0 was assigned. Ultrasound from diagnostic work-up performed 7 days later showed no change in lymph node size. BI-RADS 3 was assigned. #COVIDvaccine #COVID19

55-year-old woman who underwent screening mammogram and ultrasound 7 days after first COVID-19 vaccination dose. Screening mammogram and US demonstrated unilateral left axillary lymph node with cortical thickness of 5 mm on ultrasound (not shown). BI-RADS category 0 was assigned. Ultrasound from diagnostic work-up performed 7 days later showed no change in lymph node size. BI-RADS 3 was assigned.

News | Breast Imaging | February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 — An open-access article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) describes the clinical and...
Axial FLAIR MR image shows T2 prolongation in bilateral middle cerebellar peduncles (arrows). Findings were associated with restricted diffusion and areas of T1 hypointense signal without enhancement or abnormal susceptibility. Image courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

Axial FLAIR MR image shows T2 prolongation in bilateral middle cerebellar peduncles (arrows). Findings were associated with restricted diffusion and areas of T1 hypointense signal without enhancement or abnormal susceptibility. Image courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021 — According to an open-access article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), COVID-19-...
The British Institute of Radiology supports the proposal by AXREM that staff members from private suppliers who work shoulder to shoulder with National Health Service (NHS) staff in high-risk areas in hospitals should be recognised as frontline health and social care staff and prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination accordingly.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021 — The British Institute of Radiology supports the proposal by AXREM that staff members from private...
Brazilian researchers found that the higher the lung ultrasound score the greater the risk of ICU admission, intubation and death. Image courtesy of Julio Alencar

Brazilian researchers found that the higher the lung ultrasound score the greater the risk of ICU admission, intubation and death. Image courtesy of Julio Alencar

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021 — Lung ultrasound, considered a simple method for diagnosing lung disease, can also help predict the...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 09, 2021
Margarita Revzin, M.D., MS, FSRU, FAIUM, associate professor of radiology and biomedical imaging, Yale University...
The coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant portion of America’s workforce working from home. And while so many of our healthcare workforce are needed on the front lines, there are those who can do their jobs from remote locations. Appearing at the top of the list are radiologists.
News | Remote Viewing Systems | February 05, 2021
February 5, 2021 — The coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant portion of America’s workforce...
In response to the lockdown and social distancing measures enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19, healthcare providers have increasingly adopted the use of remote technologies. According to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, companies spent an estimated $115B globally on cybersecurity in 2020, with revenue expected to climb to $237B by 2030.

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News | Cybersecurity | February 02, 2021
February 2, 2021 — In response to the lockdown and social distancing measures enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19...