Radiologists who come upon certain unanticipated findings in the lower lungs while reading abdominopelvic CTs for gastrointestinal symptoms should alert the referring physician to possible COVID-19 infection.

The guidance, which permits temporary modification of standard protocols, is aimed at mitigating circumstances that could lead to avoidable COVID-19 exposure for patients, providers and others working with or around imaging equipment and related systems.

COVID-19 can show up incidentally when a patient’s lungs are partially readable on CT scans of the abdomen or neck. And the findings can help identify patients who should be strictly quarantined.

Researchers in Northern Italy have found CT quantification can be used to predict how severe the disease will become in positive-testing patients whose lungs are relatively clear when they’re admitted.  

Picking the brains of 16 women widely recognized as leaders of academic radiology in the U.S., researchers at New York University have identified 14 “facilitators of success” for women in their field.   

That’s according to new guidance on the deployment of magnetic resonance imaging during the pandemic issued recently by the American College of Radiology. 

Scientists with one Irish hospital spelled out their concerns in a new technical report, published in Clinical Radiology.

What personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn when transporting a hospitalized patient with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to radiology for imaging that cannot be performed in the patient room?

With the COVID-19 crisis raging, four radiology educators are bright-lighting their specialty’s need to have in place a plan for future mass casualty incidents involving viral outbreaks.

Incorporating lung lobe involvement and changes in computed tomography findings into the scoring framework can help clinicians make a timlier diagnosis for patients with the new virus.

Italian clinicians currently battling the pandemic outlined proper equipment usage, procedures, disease classification and data-sharing priorities in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Experts maintained that CXR isn't as sensitive as lab testing or even computed tomography, but suggested the modality is useful in many clinical situations.