Italian team recommends ultrasound for kids with COVID-19
April 28, 2020 -- A team of Italian researchers has said lung ultrasound scans may be better than chest radiography for children with COVID-19. The recommendation comes from the findings of a small, observational study published on April 21 in Pediatrics.  Discuss
FDA relaxes rules on imaging modifications for COVID-19
April 24, 2020 -- In an effort to make medical imaging more available to COVID-19 patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is relaxing its rules on modification of radiology equipment. Modifications will not need the agency's imprimatur before being used on patients during the crisis.  Discuss
AI can speed up measurements of leg length discrepancy
April 23, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to automate and significantly speed up the simple but labor-intensive task of manually measuring leg length discrepancy on pediatric radiographs, according to research published online April 21 in Radiology.  Discuss
How to keep radiologic technologists safe from COVID-19
April 23, 2020 -- One of the most effective tools for managing COVID-19 is chest CT. But how do you keep radiologic technologists safe while scanning potentially infected patients? A group from China shared its recommendations in an article published April 20 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Hospital gets creative to perform safer COVID-19 x-rays
April 22, 2020 -- The radiology department at a Pennsylvania hospital has found some creative low-tech solutions to the problem of safely performing chest x-ray studies of patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Discuss
AI model predicts need for total knee replacement
April 21, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that analyzes 3D MR images in addition to clinical and demographic information can predict with a promising level of accuracy if patients will require a total knee replacement in the future, according to research published online April 14 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Most chest x-rays of COVID-19 patients are 'normal'
April 17, 2020 -- Almost 60% of chest x-rays taken in urgent care settings in patients with confirmed and symptomatic COVID-19 are interpreted as "normal," according to a study to be published in the May issue of the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine.  Discuss
How clinicians worldwide are handling COVID-19
April 16, 2020 -- From "overwhelmed" hospitals in Italy to facilities in Australia still waiting for the surge, radiology providers are reporting a variety of experiences in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. They shared their stories in an April 15 webinar.  Discuss
Radiology volume, research will take COVID-19 hit
April 16, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect imaging volume, cancer treatment, and research going forward, according to a series of reports published April 15 in Radiology and Radiology: Imaging Cancer.  Discuss
NYU radiologists answer the call during COVID-19 surge
April 9, 2020 -- New York University (NYU) Langone Health is "bursting at the seams" with patients with COVID-19. Doctors on the floors are trying to manage the overwhelming demand but, too often, keeping a patient's family informed about their loved one's status fell through the cracks -- until the radiologists stepped in.  Discuss