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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Researchers led by Göttingen University develop new three-dimensional imaging technique to visualize tissue damage in severe COVID-19

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Sections through the three-dimensional reconstruction volume (upper left, grey) around a pulmonary alveolus with hyaline membrane (lower left, yellow). On the right, the images are superimposed. In the centre is the air bubble (alveolus). The electron density is represented by different shades of grey. On the inside of the air bubble is a layer of proteins and dead cell residues, the "hyaline membrane". This deposit, which can be represented in its three-dimensional structure for the first time by the new method, reduces the gas exchange and leads to respiratory distress.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020 — Physicists at the University of Göttingen, together with pathologists and lung specialists at the...
Metova, a leading provider of custom software solutions for mobile, web, connected home and car, and Internet of Things (IoT) for the private and public sector and Innovator Health, a leading provider of telehealth and telemedicine solutions, announced the results of a new survey of over 1,000 people in the United States on telemedicine – a technology that's reviving the house call during the COVID-19 pandemic
News | Patient Engagement | August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020 — Metova, a leading provider of custom software solutions for mobile, web, connected home and car, and...
Public health screening guidelines for lung cancer followed by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) undercount African Americans, contributing to disparities in lung cancer screening and treatment, according to a study published today in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

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News | Lung Imaging | August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020 — Public health screening guidelines for lung cancer followed by the United States Preventive Services...
The results of an online questionnaire of 609 breast cancer survivors in the U.S. suggest that nearly half of patients experienced delays in care during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020 — The results of an online questionnaire of 609 breast cancer survivors in the U.S. suggest that nearly...
Thirona teams up with Smart Reporting to further improve COVID-19 detection
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 17, 2020
August 17, 2020 — With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, Thirona starts a new collaboration to further improve and...
Sheer stresses on the walls of arteries are believed to cause the formation atherosclerotic plaques. This is an area of research that is expected to see increased use in the next few years. This study was presented at SCCT 2020 as an example of how sheer stresses can help evaluate and predict the patency of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG).

Sheer stresses on the walls of arteries are believed to cause the formation atherosclerotic plaques. This is an area of research that is expected to see increased use in the next few years. This study was presented at SCCT 2020 as an example of how sheer stresses can help evaluate and predict the patency of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG).

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 14, 2020
The latest technical advances and trends in computed tomography (CT) and the latest clinical study data were discussed...
There was a higher incidence and severity of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) among patients seen at a large, academic medical center in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the prior three years, according to new a study published in Radiology.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 13, 2020
August 13, 2020 — There was a higher incidence and severity of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) among patients...
As healthcare providers and essential personnel work on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants clinicians to know that it is here to help through this critical time. Below is a preview of the latest recorded remarks given by FDA Commissioner, Stephen Hahn, M.D.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 12, 2020
August 12, 2020 — As healthcare providers and essential personnel work on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 11, 2020
Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, explains some of the discussion on CT used for COVID-19 patients at the Society...

An oncologist practices social distancing while talking to a cancer patient. Image courtesy of University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 07, 2020
August 7, 2020 — When COVID-19 struck, health care pivoted hard. Any unnecessary procedures or appointments were...
New Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center will aid AI development and medical advancement to battle COVID-19

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 05, 2020
August 5, 2020 — The nation’s largest medical imaging associations are working together to develop the new Medical...
The CORAL Study will help researchers describe the clinical characteristics, treatments, biology, and outcomes of hospitalized patients with COVID-19

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 04, 2020
August 4, 2020 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) will serve as the...
Konica Minolta’s Exa Platform zero-footprint viewer with server-side rendering enables remote reading and reduces strain on the network by keeping files on the server and off of individual devices
Sponsored Content | Blog | Remote Viewing Systems | August 04, 2020
  The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way radiologists read images and today facilities struggle to define a “new...
Imaging volumes in hospitals and practices previously slowed by the coronavirus pandemic continue to hold steady, according to new QuickPoLL survey results that gauge how radiologists feel about current business and the impact of COVID-19.
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 03, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Imaging volumes in hospitals and practices previously slowed by the coronavirus pandemic continue to hold steady,...
JAMA Oncol. Published online  July 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2783

Table 1. JAMA Oncol. Published online  July 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2783

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020 — An article published in JAMA Oncology addresses the delivery of radiotherapy in 209 patients with...
A World Health Organization (WHO) rapid advice guide on the use of chest imaging in the diagnosis and management of COVID-19 was published in the journal Radiology.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020 — A World Health Organization (WHO) rapid advice guide on the use of chest imaging in the diagnosis and...
It has been estimated that the overwhelming focus on COVID-19 could cause up to 35,000 excess cancer deaths in the UK during the next 12 months, and  Zegami, the Oxford University data visualization spin-out which has worked on several projects focused on the detection, diagnosis, or management of cancer, is calling for greater use of technology to speed up the process of diagnosis and treatment.

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News | Radiation Oncology | July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020 — It has been estimated that the overwhelming focus on COVID-19 could cause up to 35,000 excess cancer...
ams Commended by United Imaging for Accelerated Supply of Unprecedented Levels of Essential CT Detectors to Fight Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2)
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 28, 2020
July 28, 2020 — ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, has been thanked by long-term...
FDA In Brief describes findings from real-world data study reveal higher risk of hospitalization and death among cancer patients with COVID-19, underscoring health disparities
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 24, 2020
July 24, 2020 — The following quote is attributed to Harpreet Singh, M.D., Associate Director, Cancer in Older Adults...
A and B, Lung ultrasound images obtained with convex (A) and linear (B) probes. Multiple confluent B-lines (arrows), patchy pulmonary consolidation (asterisk, B), and thickened pleural line (between arrowheads, A) are visualized. C, Chest CT image shows reticular and interlobular septal thickening and patchy, focal opacities associated with architectural distortion. This patient was classified in critical group and was assigned to severe group for statistical analysis.

A and B, Lung ultrasound images obtained with convex (A) and linear (B) probes. Multiple confluent B-lines (arrows), patchy pulmonary consolidation (asterisk, B), and thickened pleural line (between arrowheads, A) are visualized. C, Chest CT image shows reticular and interlobular septal thickening and patchy, focal opacities associated with architectural distortion. This patient was classified in critical group and was assigned to severe group for statistical analysis.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020 — According to an open-access article published in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), lung...