Some hospitals have even shied away from ordering brain MRIs for suspected stroke patients with the novel virus either because they are too sick to physically move into a machine or for fear of contamination.  

The approach was on-par with CT scan quality at detecting some of the most common findings associated with the disease, including lesions and ground-glass opacities, experts wrote in the Journal of MRI.

Treatment for COVID‐19 was either started or changed in 87.5% of the patients based on LUS findings, doctors reported in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

In a subset of children with positive imaging findings, however, bilateral and lower lobe-predominant ground-glass opacities are common.

Much of the drop is due to radiologists forgoing abdominal radiography, gastrointestinal fluoroscopy, and nuclear imaging, experts reported Tuesday.

Ferric Contrast, a contrast agent company founded by faculty from the University at Buffalo in New York, says doctors and patients want new options in MR imaging.

Mount Sinai researchers found that those with overall higher chest x-ray scores were 6.2 times more likely to require hospitalization.

Lung ultrasound can help reduce exposure to staff and patients, and offers important clinical advantages over chest radiography and computed tomography.

The agency's greenlight offers clinicians a possible first-line tool to gather chest images from patients infected with the virus.

Abnormalities were most commonly seen in sicker patients with the virus who were also admitted to the intensive care unit, according to recent research.

Radiology findings are vital aids in the fight against COVID-19, and imaging is all but essential for elderly patients.

Only 2% of CTAs ordered with ACR-AC categorizations of “may be appropriate” or “usually not appropriate” had imaging findings suggestive of stroke.