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

Axial (A) and coronal (B) CT of the abdomen and pelvis with IV contrast in a 57-year-old man with a high clinical suspicion for bowel ischemia. There was generalized small bowel distension and segmental thickening (arrows), with adjacent mesenteric congestion (thin arrow in B), and a small volume of ascites (* in B). Findings are nonspecific but suggestive of early ischemia or infection.

Axial (A) and coronal (B) CT of the abdomen and pelvis with IV contrast in a 57-year-old man with a high clinical suspicion for bowel ischemia. There was generalized small bowel distension and segmental thickening (arrows), with adjacent mesenteric congestion (thin arrow in B), and a small volume of ascites (* in B). Findings are nonspecific but suggestive of early ischemia or infection. Image courtesy of RSNA

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020 — Patients with COVID-19 can have bowel abnormalities, including ischemia, according to a new study...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is fully operating and continues to lead, conduct and support cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives, according to an editorial by Janet Eary, M.D., and Lalitha Shankar, M.D., Ph.D., published today in the journal Radiology: Imaging Cancer.
News | Radiation Oncology | May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020 — During the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is fully operating and continues to...
Medsphere is offering comprehensive information for radiologists and other medical professionals on its website during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a detailed "cheat sheet" on the CARES Act.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020 — Medsphere is offering comprehensive information for radiologists and other medical professionals on its...
Facilitates timely patient workup to allow for activation of COVID-19 related protocols
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020 — Aidoc announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the use of their cleared AI...
These solutions, the Lung Density Analysis II (LDA-II) workflow for Intuition and the Emergency Lung AI Suite, provide two deployment options for rapid access to lung segmentation and quantification tools that can be applied to a wide range of lung illnesses and have been optimized to adapt to the latest disease presentation states
News | Artificial Intelligence | May 07, 2020
May 7, 2020 — As COVID-19 makes its way across the globe, our customers are urgently connecting with us to share cases...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 07, 2020
Interview with Geoffrey Rose, M.D., president of Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute with Atrium Health, in Charlotte,...
New ACR guidelines can help radiology practices resume non-urgent care that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 06, 2020
May 6, 2020 — New American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines can help radiology practices, as safely as possible,...
Podcast: Impact of COVID-19 on Breast Cancer Treatment with Dr. Andrea Madrigrano

Kubtec hosts a Podcast: Impact of COVID-19 on Breast Cancer Treatment with Andrea Madrigrano, M.D., as part of its public service campaign.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 06, 2020
May 6, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health crisis, impacting all aspects of life and society...
People with cancer who develop COVID-19 are much more likely to die from the disease than those without cancer, according to physician-researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 05, 2020
May 5, 2020 — People with cancer who develop COVID-19 are much more likely to die from the disease than those without...
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News | ASTRO | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 — Although the 2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting is still months away, the American Society for Radiation Oncology...
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...