CT confirms bathhouse transmission of SARS-CoV-2
March 30, 2020 -- CT exams have confirmed the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus among nine patients who used a bathhouse more than 400 miles north of Wuhan, China, according to a research letter published March 30 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Quality improvement effort slashes CT radiation dose
March 30, 2020 -- A simple and cost-effective intervention led to reductions in CT radiation dose as high as 58% -- without a notable drop in image quality -- for a cohort of nearly 1 million individuals from 100 facilities across the globe in a new study. The findings were published online March 30 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
RSNA proposes standardized CT reporting for COVID-19
March 27, 2020 -- CT is currently not recommended as a first-line diagnostic or screening tool for COVID-19, but its use to understand and manage the disease continues to grow. In response, the RSNA proposed standardized CT reporting language for COVID-19 in a special report posted on March 25 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Imaging confirms coronavirus transmits from mother to fetus
March 26, 2020 -- The combination of CT, x-ray, and DNA testing confirmed that the novel coronavirus was transmitted from pregnant women to nearly 10% of newborns in a new study, published online March 26 in JAMA Pediatrics. The findings underscore the need for strict infection control measures for this vulnerable population.  Discuss
4 ways radiology can control spread of COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- Radiologists from a hospital in China have outlined four measures radiology departments can take to control the spread of COVID-19. Their processes were published online March 24 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CT shows parallels between vaping lung injury, COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- COVID-19 and vaping-related lung injury share many features on CT, but the imaging modality's role in diagnosing the diseases has taken diverging paths, according to a March webinar hosted by the American Roentgen Ray Society.  Discuss
Former GE medical head Walter Robb dies of COVID-19
March 24, 2020 -- Walter Robb, who led GE's medical imaging division in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of COVID-19 disease. Under his tenure, GE made major advances in medical imaging instrumentation, including the development of CT, MRI, and ultrasound.  Discuss
CT shows COVID-19 disease progression
March 24, 2020 -- A study conducted by researchers in China shows the characteristics of COVID-19 findings on follow-up CT scans. The authors said that about one-quarter of patient lesions resorb over time.  Discuss
Radiology has key role to play in the midst of COVID-19
March 24, 2020 -- Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, radiologists have a key role to play in helping their hospitals respond to the crisis -- from infection control to offering staff support, according to Dr. Carolyn Meltzer of Emory University in Atlanta and Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha of the University of Washington in Seattle.  Discuss
CT depicts how COVID-19 abnormalities change over time
March 20, 2020 -- CT scans revealed rapid progression of abnormalities in COVID-19 patients, typically peaking on the 10th day from symptom onset, in a new study published March 19 in Radiology. The persistence of CT abnormalities through the final stages of disease underscores the need to monitor patients well after discharge.  Discuss