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

Chest radiography through glass. A, Technologists position the portable x-ray unit outside the patient room, with the tube peering through the mesh wire–reinforced isolation room window. B, Anteroposterior chest radiograph obtained is of diagnostic quality.

Chest radiography through glass. A, Technologists position the portable x-ray unit outside the patient room, with the tube peering through the mesh wire–reinforced isolation room window. B, Anteroposterior chest radiograph obtained is of diagnostic quality. Image courtesy of RSNA

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 01, 2020
May 1, 2020 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) COVID-19 Task Force has published a guidance document on...
16-year-old girl with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and known history of tuberous sclerosis who presented with acute hypoxic respiratory distress. Reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction testing confirmed diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

16-year-old girl with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and known history of tuberous sclerosis who presented with acute hypoxic respiratory distress. Reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction testing confirmed diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

A, Frontal chest radiograph obtained at initial presentation shows bilateral lower lung zone–predominant consolidations and, to lesser extent, ground-glass opacities. B, Frontal chest radiograph obtained 2 days after hospital admission shows interval increase in consolidation in bilateral lower lung zones. C, Frontal chest radiograph obtained 6 days after hospital admission and treatment shows interval improvement in consolidations in bilateral lower lung zones.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 01, 2020
May 1, 2020 — Although the clinical symptoms of new pediatric lung disorders such as severe acute respiratory syndrome...
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2020 annual meeting has been reimagined, and is now the SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting — Virtual Edition
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 30, 2020
April 30, 2020 — The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2020 annual meeting has been reimagined, and...
According to a press statement released by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), the organization has made the difficult, but necessary and responsible decision, to cancel its in-person 2020 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. This decision was based on continued travel restrictions issued by SIIM's member medical institutions and corporate partners, as well as the desire to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. SIIM joins the growing list of industry conferences going virtual due to the coronavi
News | SIIM | April 28, 2020
April 28, 2020 — According to a press statement released by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), the...
Dual and multi-energy CT market to reach $2.6 Bn by 2029, ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to offer potential growth avenues
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 28, 2020
April 28, 2020 — Expanding patient pool suffering from cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and dental and orthopedic...
Zegami, the Oxford University data visualization spin-out, has announced it has written to the health ministers of ten countries asking them to provide X-rays of COVID-19 infected lungs.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020 — Zegami, the Oxford University data visualization spin-out, has announced it has written to the health...
In response to the need for critical care during the COVID-19 crisis, Carestream Health has increased production of its portable diagnostic imaging systems. As unlikely facilities begin to function as urgent care units, Carestream’s DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System and DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray System bring the X-ray exam to the patient’s bedside, delivering high-quality digital radiography images to healthcare providers in real time to aid in patient diagnosis—whenever and wherever needed
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020 — In response to the need for critical care during the COVID-19 crisis, Carestream Health has increased...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) plays a critical role in protecting the United...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Pulmonary CT angiography of a 68 year old male. The CT scan was obtained 10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and on the day the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit.

Figure 2: Pulmonary CT angiography of a 68 year old male. The CT scan was obtained 10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and on the day the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit. Axial CT images (lung windows) (a,b) show peripheral ground-glass opacities (arrow) associated with areas of consolidation in dependent portions of the lung (arrowheads). Interlobular reticulations, bronchiectasis (black arrow) and lung architectural distortion are present. Involvement of the lung volume was estimated to be between 25% and 50%. Coronal CT reformations (mediastinum windows) (c,d) show bilateral lobar and segmental pulmonary embolism (black arrows). Courtesy of RSNA

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020 — A special report published in the journal Radiology outlines prevention, diagnosis and treatment of...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 A new expert panel consensus statement published simultaneously in the journals Radiology: Imaging Cancer, Chest and the Journal of the American College of Radiology provides guidance to clinicians managing lung cancer screening programs and patients with lung nodules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020 — A new expert panel consensus statement published simultaneously in the journals Radiology: Imaging...
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News | Teleradiology | April 22, 2020
April 22, 2020 — As medical practices are struggling with how to continue to serve their patients during the global...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 RADLogics announced new worldwide deployments and installations of the company’s AI-powered solution to support chest computed tomography (CT) imaging for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) patients.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 21, 2020
April 21, 2020 — RADLogics announced new worldwide deployments and installations of the company’s AI-powered solution...
CMS Offers Recommendations on Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases. This is part of the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 20, 2020 — As the United States continues to face the unprecedented public health emergency from the COVID-19...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Ambient clinical intelligence solution helps clinicians reduce administrative burden, increase patient throughput, and document care from anywhere
News | Teleradiology | April 20, 2020
April 20, 2020 — Nuance Communications, Inc. announced the Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience (DAX) solution for...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 18, 2020
Stephen Bloom, M.D., FASNC, director of noninvasive cardiology (cardiac CT, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography) at...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 OneOncology says clinical trial accruals increase in the face of COVID-19
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020 — OneOncology, the national partnership of independent community oncologists, said today that enrolling...
#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...