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

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...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2  United Imaging, a global leader in advanced medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment, followed a recent March announcement about transportable computed tomography (CT)s with more details on a second collaboration.
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 06, 2020
April 6, 2020 — United Imaging, a global leader in advanced medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment, followed a...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Sonogram taken under rib cage shows liver (grey) with curved diaphragm-lung border (white). Arrows point to vertical B lines (white) demonstrating diseased lung tissue. The more B lines the worse the disease. Healing is measured by reduction in the number of B lines.

Sonogram taken under rib cage shows liver (grey) with curved diaphragm-lung border (white). Arrows point to vertical B lines (white) demonstrating diseased lung tissue. The more B lines the worse the disease. Healing is measured by reduction in the number of B lines.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 06, 2020
April 6, 2020 — Robert L. Bard, M.D., NYC imaging specialist collaborates with an international group of medical...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 04, 2020
Hicham Skali, M.D., a staff cardiologist and member of the Non-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program at Brigham and...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.Ph demonstrates how the general public can make their own face masks for non-clinical use.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.Ph. demonstrates how the general public can make their own face masks for non-clinical use.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 04, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
April 4, 2020 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its recommendations, stating that everyone...
Recommended best practices for nuclear imaging departments under the COVIF-19 pandemic have been issues by the ASNC and SNMMI. #COVID19 #ASNC #SNMMI #Coronavirus #SARScov2
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 03, 2020
April 3, 2020 — A new guidance document on best practices to maintain safety and minimize contamination in nuclear...
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Jeannie Danker, M.D. Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 03, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
April 3, 2020 — The radiology world has lost a dedicated leader due to coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 29, Jeannie...
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Blog | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 02, 2020
In January, we started hearing about a new virus, novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and read reports about how fast it...
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Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 02, 2020 | Jilan Liu and HIMSS Greater China Team
Information technologies have played a pivotal role in China’s response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak,...