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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News | Mammography | March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020 — The Division of Mammography Quality Standards (DMQS) has received numerous inquiries regarding COVID-...
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News | Radiology Education | March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) Annual Meeting (ACR 2020) is transitioning this year to a...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020 — According to a statement on March 24 from Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020 — IMAGE Information Systems launched a diagnostic imaging learning platform for COVID-19 cases. Studies...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 24, 2020
March 24, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Letter to Industry that includes steps the FDA’s...
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News | Artificial Intelligence | March 24, 2020
March 24, 2020 — Qure.ai, a leading healthcare AI startup, announced it has developed additional capabilities for their...
 In response to the challenges faced by radiologic technology educational programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists has deployed a website aimed at providing critical content for radiologic technologists #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020 — In response to the challenges faced by radiologic technology educational programs as a result of the...
Instant triage capability could potentially speed up diagnosis of COVID-19 individuals and ensure resources allocated properly.
News | Artificial Intelligence | March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020 — behold.ai announced that its artificial intelligence-based red dot algorithm quickly identifies chest...
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Representative examples of the attention heatmaps generated using Grad-CAM method for (a) COVID-19, (b) CAP, and (c) Non-Pneumonia. The heatmaps are standard Jet colormap and overlapped on the original image, the red color highlights the activation region associated with the predicted class. COVID-19 = coronavirus disease 2019, CAP = community acquired pneumonia. Image courtesy of the journal Radiology

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020 — An artificial intelligence deep learning model can accurately detect COVID-19 and differentiate it...
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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 published in the journal Radiology, researchers found mild to significant lung...
Videos | Ultrasound Imaging | March 20, 2020
Interview with Mike Stone, M.D., an emergency physician at Northwest Acute Care Specialists in Portland, Ore., director...
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 immediate availability of TeleRay, its complete telemedicine...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020 — The journal Radiology published the policies and recommendations of a panel of experts on 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 (SBI/ACR) annual symposium has been...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020 — As COVID-19 spreads in the U.S., there is growing interest in the role and appropriateness of chest...
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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 (AJR) Collections article detailing how a tertiary...
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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 from Wuhan, China — published open-access and ahead-of-print in the American...
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 COVID-19, previously known as the novel coronavirus, was first reported in China, it was recently...