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

A new framework from an international team of experts aims to help protect patients and providers, and conserve protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2
News | Prostate Cancer | March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020 — In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of radiation oncologists from the U.S. and U.K. is...
RSNA's open data repository will compile images and correlative data to create a comprehensive source for COVID-19 research and education efforts #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020 — The medical imaging community around the world is uniting to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. The...
A physician working in a coronavirus care center nearby Daegu, South Korea, is using Lunit INSIGHT CXR to interpret chest X-ray image of a coronavirus patient. #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2

A physician working in a coronavirus care center nearby Daegu, South Korea, is using Lunit INSIGHT CXR to interpret chest X-ray image of a coronavirus patient. Photo by Seoul National University Hospital

News | Artificial Intelligence | March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020 — Lunit, a medical AI software company that develops AI-powered analysis of lung diseases via chest X-...
Phase III response to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) CARES Act signed into law #CARESAct #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 28, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
On March 27, the House of Representatives approved a historic $2 trillion stimulus package and sent it to President...
In the light of the coronavirus outbreak, MILabs has enhanced its line of high-performance CT scanners to even better detect the disease #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020 — Based on recent scientific research, diagnostic X-ray computed tomography (CT) is able to detect COVID...
CoronaCare is designed to help healthcare providers track COVID-19 (coronavirus) related symptoms of potentially infected patients. The platform enables communication with patients outside of facility walls and the ability to request the return of high-risk patients for more in-depth care. #COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020 — PaxeraHealth has spent years building and bettering its solutions and has been poised to respond to...
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). #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2

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) | March 27, 2020 | Jilian Liu, M.D., HIMSS Greater China
An older couple walked into the Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine near their...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 27, 2020
Regina Druz, M.D., FASNC, a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Board of Directors, chairwomen...
Videos | Teleradiology | March 26, 2020
John Kim, M.D., chairman, Department of Radiology, THR Presbyterian Plano, Texas, and chief technology officer at Texas...
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Typical CT imaging features for COVID-19. Unenhanced, thin-section axial images of the lungs in a 52-year-old man with a positive RT-PCR (A-D) show bilateral, multifocal rounded (asterisks) and peripheral GGO (arrows) with superimposed interlobular septal thickening and visible intralobular lines (“crazy-paving”). Routine screening CT for diagnosis or exclusion of COVID-19 is currently not recommended by most professional organizations or the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Image courtesy of RSNA

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has published an expert consensus statement on...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 25, 2020
Jilan Liu, M.D., MHA, CEO for the HIMSS Greater China, explains how health information technology (HIT) was leveraged...
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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...