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

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
March 3, 2020 — Two sizable European medical conferences in cardiology and radiology were canceled today as fears...
Can a N95 mask be worn instead of a surgical hospital mask to protect against Coronavirus? The answer according to the FDAand CDC is yes, and efforts are underway to make these masks more available to healthcare workers in the U.S.#COVID2019 #COVID19 #coronavirus #2019nCoV #wuhanvirus
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 03, 2020
March 3, 2020 — On March 2, in a joint effort, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 02, 2020
March 2, 2020 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is aware of four new presumptive positive cases of...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 02, 2020
March 2, 2020 — As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing and aggressive commitment to address the...
A chest CT scan of a 79-year-old woman who presented with fever, dry cough, and chest pain for three days. Her husband and daughter-in-law had been recently diagnosed with coronavirus disease. The patient expired 11 days after admission.(Courtesy of Song F, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Shanghai, China) #COVID2019 #COVID19 #coronavirus #2019nCoV

A chest CT scan of a 79-year-old woman who presented with fever, dry cough, and chest pain for three days. Her husband and daughter-in-law had been recently diagnosed with coronavirus disease. The patient expired 11 days after admission.(Courtesy of Song F, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Shanghai, China)

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020 — The first in a series of medical imaging studies on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was published...
AI vendor Infervision's InferRead CT Pneumonia software uses artificial intelligence-assisted diagnosis tp improve the overall efficiency of the radiology department. It is being delayed in China as a high sensitivity detection aid for novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19). #COVID-19 #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019-nCoV

AI vendor Infervision's InferRead CT Pneumonia software uses artificial intelligence-assisted diagnosis to improve the overall efficiency of the radiology department. It is being developed in China as a high sensitivity detection aid for novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19).

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020 — New healthcare technologies are being implemented in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID...
In a study of more than 1,000 patients published in the journal Radiology, chest CT outperformed lab testing in the diagnosis of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) #COVID19 #COVID-2019 #2019nCoV #COVID-19

Chest CT images of a 29-year-old man with fever for 6 days. RT-PCR assay for the SARS-CoV-2 using a swab sample was performed on Feb. 5, 2020, with a positive result. (A column) Normal chest CT with axial and coronal planes was obtained at the onset. (B column) Chest CT with axial and coronal planes shows minimal ground-glass opacities in the bilateral lower lung lobes (yellow arrows). (C column) Chest CT with axial and coronal planes shows increased ground-glass opacities (yellow arrowheads). (D column) Chest CT with axial and coronal planes shows the progression of pneumonia with mixed ground-glass opacities and linear opacities in the subpleural area. (E column) Chest CT with axial and coronal planes shows the absorption of both ground-glass opacities and organizing pneumonia. Image courtesy of Radiology

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 26, 2020 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane and Dave Fornell
February 26, 2020 — In a study of more than 1,000 patients published in the journal Radiology, chest CT outperformed...
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29-year old male with unknown exposure history, presenting with fever and cough, ultimately requiring intensive care unit admission. (a) Axial thin-section non-contrast CT scan shows diffuse bilateral confluent and patchy ground-glass (solid arrows) and consolidative (dashed arrows) pulmonary opacities. (b) The disease in the right middle and lower lobes has a striking peripheral distribution (arrow). Image courtesy of Radiology 

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 26, 2020
February 26, 2020 — Mount Sinai Health System physicians—the first experts in the country to analyze chest computed...
An illustration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the CDC. #coronavirus #COVID19 #COVID-2019 #2019nCoV

An illustration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the CDC.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 25, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it is working to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus...
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News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 25, 2020
February 25, 2020 — With initial order of 10 mobile BodyTom computed tomography (CT) scanners ordered in China, Samsung...
Images in a 41-year-old woman who presented with fever and positive polymerase chain reaction assay for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) #coronavirus #nCoV2019 #2019nCoV #COVID19

Images in a 41-year-old woman who presented with fever and positive polymerase chain reaction assay for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Three representative axial thin-section chest CT images show multifocal ground glass opacities without consolidation. Three-dimensional volume-rendered reconstruction shows the distribution of the ground-glass opacities (arrows). Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

News | Radiology Imaging | February 25, 2020
February 24, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave an update on its activities regarding the novel...
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Examples of typical chest CT findings compatible with COVID-19 pneumonia in patients with epidemiological and clinical presentation suspicious for COVID-19 infection. This image is part of the original research, Sensitivity of Chest CT for COVID-19: Comparison to RT-PCR, published Feb. 19, 2020, in Radiology Online.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 19, 2020
February 19, 2020 — In new research published in the journal Radiology, researchers in China cite the need for computed...
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Image by _freakwave_ from Pixabay 

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 16, 2020
February 16, 2020 — The following statement was issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on February 14,...
negative RT-PCR results and chest CT findings compatible with 2019-nCoV pneumonia. #coronavirus #nCoV2019 #2019nCoV #COVID19

Figure 1: Patient flowchart. Of 167 patients screened, 5 (3%) had negative RT-PCR results and chest CT findings compatible with 2019-nCoV pneumonia. Chart courtesy of Radiology

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 14, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
As the 2019-nCoV Pneumonia is taking the world by storm, researchers have found a possible way to predict this virus...
CT image of Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV from the Radiology article showing a baseline CT image of a 75 year old male with multiple patchy areas of pure ground glass opacity (GGO) and GGO with reticular and/or interlobular septal thickening. Follow-up CT images on day 3 after admission show an overlap of organizing pneumonia with diffuse alveolar damage in that it is more diffuse and associated with underlying reticulation. Read more and see 15 more images from novel coronavirus patients in the article.

An image from the Radiology article showing a baseline CT image of a 75 year old male with multiple patchy areas of pure ground glass opacity (GGO) and GGO with reticular and/or interlobular septal thickening. Follow-up CT images on day 3 after admission show an overlap of organizing pneumonia with diffuse alveolar damage in that it is more diffuse and associated with underlying reticulation. Read more and see 15 more images from novel coronavirus patients in the article.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) journal Radiology has published a study from...
United Imaging sends CT scanners to China to help fight the Coronavirus epidemic
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 07, 2020
February 7, 2020 — To help front-line physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals diagnose and treat the...
Coronovirus eipidemic 2019-nCoV. CT lung imaging from a 41-year-old woman who tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This 3-D reconstruction shows multifocal ground glass opacities without consolidation. Coronavirus medical imaging example. Corona virus CT and nCoV 2019 presentation on CT medical imaging.

CT lung imaging from a 41-year-old woman who tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This 3-D reconstruction shows multifocal ground glass opacities without consolidation. See also three-dimensional VIDEO of this rendering.
 

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 05, 2020
February 5, 2020 — In a special report published in the journal Radiology, researchers describe computed tomography (CT...
Infervision’s deep learning medical imaging platform is helping screen patients for the coronavirus in China. It acts as second pair of eyes to identify multiple diseases from one set of chest scans. The artificial intelligence (AI) can provide a complete view of the nodule, including volume and density.

Infervision’s deep learning medical imaging platform is helping screen patients for the coronavirus in China. It acts as second pair of eyes to identify multiple diseases from one set of chest scans. The artificial intelligence (AI) can provide a complete view of the nodule, including volume and density.

News | Artificial Intelligence | February 04, 2020
February 4, 2020 — Since January 2020, the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak at Wuhan, China, has attracted a great deal...
Figure A: CT scan of a coronavirus from a patient in China showing ground glass lesions in the lungs. Images courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America. For larger images and more details on the scan, view the original article at https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiol.2020200236

Figure A: CT scan of a coronavirus from a patient in China showing ground glass lesions in the lungs. Images courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America. For larger images and more details on the scan, view the original article at https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiol.2020200236

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 31, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
January 31, 2020 — One of the first imaging studies on the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was published online today as...