Imaging COVID-19 News

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2021 09 Apr

In February 2020, news started filtering slowly through the media about a fast-spreading virus in China. Within a month it hit South Africa, and the President Cyril Ramaphosa and his team had the unenviable task to warn and educate all citizens about the impending virus. Their initial addresses to the nation was of doom and gloom and instant lockdown... Read more

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World Health Day 2021: Fairer, Healthier World

2021 05 Apr

The World Health Organization (WHO) will focus on the theme of a fairer, healthier world for World Health Day on 7 April 2021. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become clear that there are many inequalities in the world which need to be addressed.    During the Covid-19 pandemic, the message was that everyone in the world is in the same... Read more

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Mea Culpa, Yours Angela M

2021 25 Mar

In a sudden turnabout, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, announced on Wednesday that the country will not go into a strict lockdown over Easter in order to try and break a third Covid-19 wave. After a backlash from the weary public, the Chancellor withdrew the measure.   A new lockdown would have meant that all stores, including food and essentials,... Read more

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Resilience in the Time of Covid-19

2021 08 Mar

ECR – European Congress for Radiology – is the gold standard for radiology conferences as proven over many years. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition is an online event. Resilience in the face of challenge is what the organisers (the ESR) have shown to make this conference possible.   Radiology has always been the  raison  d'être   for ECR.... Read more

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Tech for Health: Share, Talk, Treat: #HealthTech Dialogue Hub

2021 01 Mar

The Novartis Foundation launched its HealthTech Dialogue Hub on 23 February 2021 to promote technology driven healthcare solutions and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This learning hub will host events, share lessons learned and best practices from the roll out of technology-enabled innovations, such as virtual doctors, e-health trackers and online prescriptions.... Read more

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The Devastating Impact of Donald Trump on Healthcare in the U.S.

2021 14 Feb

In a new report, the Lancet Commission reveals that Donald Trump's presidency had devastating effects on every aspect of health in the U.S. This is the first comprehensive review that assesses the damage inflicted by former President Trump. As per the findings of this report, his policy failures resulted in 461,000 unnecessary deaths in the U.S.... Read more

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Efficient And Effective Collaboration Across Extended Care Teams And Regions

2021 03 Mar

Presented by  Johan Hendrickx, Business Manager Enterprise Imaging  Peter Wilkop, Sr. Global Product Marketing Manager Enterprise Imaging  Willy Rosé, Head of Marketing Europe Find Agfa Healthcare on Social Media       Read more

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COVID-19 Also Dangerous for Middle-Aged Adults, Not Just the Elderly

2021 25 Jan

COVID-19 has spread rapidly over the last few months, with death tolls reaching nearly 2 million across the globe. As per data, a large majority of the deaths were in the elderly. However, new study findings show that COVID-19 is dangerous not only for the elderly, but also for middle-aged adults. The findings are published in  the  European Journal... Read more

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COVID-19 Antibody Detection in 10-12 Seconds

2021 20 Jan

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report findings on an advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform that detects, within seconds, antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2. The platform also helps quantify patient immunological response to the new vaccines with precision.  The testing platform identifies the presence of two of the virus' antibodies,... Read more

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#RSNA2020: Diabetes, Hypertension Increase Risk of COVID-19 Brain Complications

2020 23 Nov

Some patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of neurological complications like bleeding in the brain and stroke, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The researchers said these potentially life-threatening findings were more common in patients with hypertension and diabetes.... Read more

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Game Changer: COVID-19 Vaccine Offers 90% Protection

2020 11 Nov

According to the latest reports, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and shows 90% protection within seven days after the second dose.   The vaccine, which has been tested in participants in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and Turkey, could be a real game-changer in... Read more

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#IDoR2020: Dedicated to Imaging Professionals Fighting COVID-19

2020 07 Nov

This year, the International Day of Radiology (IDoR2020) will once again be celebrated this year on November 8, the day Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the existence of x-rays in 1895. The goal of IDoR is to create awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, and highlighting the vital role radiologists and radiographers... Read more

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Impact of COVID-19 on Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Education

2020 28 Oct

When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 a pandemic, healthcare facilities were urged to reschedule non-urgent outpatient visits and to accelerate high priority screening and intervention needs due to an expected influx of COVID-19 patients. Elective surgeries were also rescheduled, and elective, urgent inpatient diagnostic... Read more

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Hologic Launches 3DQuorum™ Imaging Technology, Powered by Genius AI™, in Europe

2020 26 Oct

Innovation can help address screening backlog due to COVID-19 pandemic by streamlining breast imaging reading process Hologic, Inc  today announced the commercial availability in Europe of its 3DQuorum™ Imaging Technology, Powered by Genius AI™. The innovation was designed to help improve mammography efficiency and workflow, which is critical as... Read more

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Family Connect - Linking COVID-19 Families and Frontline Providers

2020 19 Oct

Healthcare systems have faced significant challenges since the beginning of coronavirus disease in December 2019. During the first wave of the virus, as case volume began to increase dramatically, hospitals imposed a restrictive visitation policy to ensure the safety of both staff and patients. Families were no longer allowed at the bedside, and because... Read more

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Diagnostic Test Accuracy of CXR, CT, Ultrasound in COVID-19 Patients

2020 12 Oct

Rapid diagnosis is critical for the efficient management of COVID-19 patients. This disease is new, theoretical knowledge is limited, as is clinical experience, and there is a shortage of evidence-based guidelines. All this has resulted in multiple opinions and recommendations for COVID-19 diagnosis. Many of these recommendations are based on early... Read more

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COVID-19 Imaging and Artificial Intelligence

2020 07 Oct

A new position paper provides a collection of views on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper discusses clinical tools, the design of AI-based systems and the application of these tools in the clinic. Factors in designing system solutions are also discussed. The authors focus on three specific use cases for which... Read more

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FDA Amends Emergency Use Authorization for Hologic’s Aptima SARS-CoV-2 Assay

2020 06 Oct

Hologic, Inc.  announced today that its Aptima® SARS-CoV-2 assay, which initially received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May, is now authorized for testing of individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection. This authorization follows an  announcement  last week... Read more

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Effects of COVID-19 on Breast Cancer Screening, Treatment & Care

2020 02 Oct

Many countries have paused their breast cancer screening programmes because of COVID-19. Findings from a new study presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference suggests that the disruption to screening could result in an increase in the proportion of women who die of breast cancer. However, the researchers point out that this risk could... Read more

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October 2020: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2020 30 Sep

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer. The goal is to show every woman that her life is important and to ensure that every woman has access to education, screening, treatment, support and hope. According to the American Cancer Society , there are more than 270,000 new cases... Read more