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Value of Diagnostic Tests in World of COVID-19

2020 27 May

The sensitivity and specificity of any given diagnostic test are independent of the prevalence of the disease. However, in reality, the sensitivity and specificity varies depending on the prevalence of the disease. Variations in prevalence may occur due to the spectrum of the disease, verification bias, patient selection, and misclassification of... Read more

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Mobile X-rays Valuable for COVID-19 Patients

2020 27 May

When the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic first appeared in China, initial reports revealed that the virus primarily infected the lungs. The majority of patients who developed symptoms presented with pulmonary symptoms like chest discomfort and shortness of breath. Besides pulse oximetry, the most common imaging test in these patients was a... Read more

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Imaging features in COVID-19 - Experience from Wuhan

2020 18 May

A study was conducted in China to evaluate the CT scan features of patients with COVID 19 pneumonia. The study looked at the CT scan imaging features in 100 COVID-19 pneumonia patients (mean age 52.3 years) without acute respiratory distress syndrome. A total of 272 CT scans were read and evaluated based on the different stages of the disease. The... Read more

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Infection Control Against COVID-19 in Radiology Departments

2020 18 May

Since the discovery of coronavirus disease (COVID 19) in the city of Wuhan, China, hospitals all over the world have been trying to deal with this serious pandemic. COVID-19 has already infected hundreds of healthcare workers and has resulted in some deaths. Since healthcare workers, including radiologists, have to constantly interact with patients... Read more

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Imaging Manifestations of COVID-19 vs. MERS/SARS

2020 18 May

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now affected millions of people and caused over 250,000 deaths globally. Since the first outbreak in China in November 2019, anecdotal reports have persisted that this airborne infection affects the airways and compromises breathing. In almost every patient infected with coronavirus, lung symptoms of varying intensity... Read more

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Researchers Probe Reliability of CT in COVID-19 Diagnosis

2020 28 Apr

Amidst the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, radiologists are racing to figure out how medical imaging can be of help in screening or speeding up diagnosis of people with infection.   While some recent studies suggested the use of computed tomography (CT) for COVID-19 diagnosis, an article in The Lancet urges caution and encourages using existing... Read more

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High Precision AI and Tomosynthesis System for COVID-19

2020 28 Apr

Researchers in Spain have started work on a project to develop a new high-precision radiology system for improved diagnosis and management of COVID-19 patients.      You might also like: UK Imaging Platform for COVID-19 Management   The new system will combine artificial intelligence (AI) and tomosynthesis – with low dose x-ray imaging... Read more

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UK Imaging Platform for COVID-19 Management

2020 22 Apr

A UK hospital Trust has launched a platform for secure communications based on medical image to support staff workflow of COVID-19 cases. You might also like: Short on PPE During COVID-19? Here are Solutions Named Bleepa , Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said it is rolling out the system immediately, for better management of its... Read more

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Radiologists: Take Advantage of COVID-19 Downtime

2020 21 Apr

  Screening imaging examinations, similar to many other elective medical procedures, are generally being put off as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This has resulted in significantly reduced volume of cases for many radiology departments.   You might also like : The View from Italy and... Read more

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The View from Italy and More: ESR Free COVID-19 Training

2020 14 Apr

  In support of radiologists and learning during the COVID-19 crisis, the European Society of Radiologists (ESR) is currently offering free access to services that were previously only accessible with a subscription.   Radiology has a key role to play in the battle against COVID-19 through diagnosing the disease, tracking its development and... Read more

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Online Rapid-Response Ultrasound COVID-19 Training

2020 13 Apr

Lung ultrasound, compared to other imaging methods, is a simpler and more convenient way to assess COVID-19 pneumonia. In particular, US scans can be taken at the patient bedside, making it a critical tool for clinicians in deciding treatment plans.   You might also like: RSNA Publishes COVID-19 Consensus Reporting   A free online course,... Read more

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BREAKING NEWS: ECR Online Only; No Onsite Congress

2020 09 Apr

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) announced that, owing to the spread of COVID-19, its annual congress will be held entirely online.   The ESR postponed it’s March European Congress of Radiology (ESC) because of the COVID-19 threat and, initially, postponed the Vienna event to July.   You might also like: HIMSS20 Defies COVID-19 with... Read more

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RSNA: COVID-19 Imaging Data Repository

2020 08 Apr

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has announced the creation of an open data repository to facilitate sharing and compilation of imaging data on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). You might also like: Free Online COVID-19 Educational Resources for Healthcare Workers This initiative serves as an image hosting, annotation... Read more

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Affidea CEO Message to all Healthcare Professionals on World Health Day 2020

2020 07 Apr

Every year, on April 7th we celebrate World Health Day. This year, it comes at a very challenging time, when every person on the planet is grappling with this critical global pandemic.   Today, my message goes to all our healthcare professionals that are working day and night to keep us safe. When the whole world fears for their... Read more

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New Imaging Technology for COVID19 Testing Kits

2020 07 Apr

Our body is made up of molecules and RNA molecules play important roles in many cellular processes. With a new imaging technology, developed by Simon Fraser University researchers, it becomes much easier to detect individual molecules of RNA within a living cell. You might also like : RECOVERY: World's Largest COVID-19 Trial The pioneering... Read more

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RSNA Publishes COVID-19 Consensus Reporting

2020 31 Mar

To improve radiologists' understanding of COVID-19 pneumonia, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has issued an expert consensus statement on reporting chest CT findings related to the new coronavirus disease.     The statement, published online in the journal Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging, is endorsed by the RSNA, the American... Read more

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Ultrasound Has Role in COVID-19 Detection

2020 30 Mar

Recent research mostly from China, where the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak originated, has cited the usefulness of chest CT in early disease diagnosis. CT protocols are now used for assessing pulmonary damage in COVID-19 patients.     You might also like : COVID-19 Will Revolutionise Imaging Practices   Since CT... Read more

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AI and CT Distinguish COVID-19 from Pneumonia

2020 24 Mar

In a paper published in the journal Radiology, Chinese researchers propose that a 3D-deep learning model can be used for detecting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from chest CT images.      You might also like : COVID-19 Will Revolutionise Imaging Practices   The model, known as COVID-19 detection neural network (COVNet), is able... Read more

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Covid-19: Medsquare, Mobilized During The Health Crisis To Ensure The Continuity Of Its Activity

2020 20 Mar

The exceptional situation due to the spread of the coronavirus – as well as recent government directives – have led Medsquare to take exceptional measures in order to continue to provide the best support to healthcare establishments during this period of serious health crisis. In this difficult context, Medsquare employees are now working from... Read more

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COVID-19 Will Revolutionise Imaging Practices

2020 17 Mar

The journal   Radiology  has published expert recommendations on radiology preparedness during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The article outlines how to deal with COVID-19 cases and suggests ways in which radiology departments can help contain spread of infection spread to protect hospital staff and patients in other departments.... Read more