COVID-19 Resources for Radiology ProfessionalsLast Updated: August 26, 2020
Will there be enough supply to meet demand?As restrictions begin to relax, volume recovery post COVID-19 will be a race to provide services before others do. Consider your options as you plan and prepare for healthcare’s “new normal.” Learn More
Chest CT has been widely used to diagnose COVID-19 disease, but MRI offers an attractive alternative that doesn’t require radiation.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published rapid guidance on July 30 in Radiology regarding the use of chest imaging for the diagnosis and management of patients with COVID-19.
COVID-19 has transformed telehealth from a “nice-to-have” program into an essential element of care delivery. Download Advisory Board’s slide deck to get the latest updates on the current state of the telehealth market and build a strong foundation for your next strategy meeting.
As states around the U.S. begin to reopen, radiology groups need to have a strategy to maneuver through the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic and to handle the coming spike in business. Collaborative Imaging CEO Dhruv Chopra shares his suggestions on how to best restart radiology.
The global pandemic has created an unprecedented shock to the medical imaging and healthcare sectors. What is the future likely to hold? What are the key economic trends, bright spots, and areas of greatest risk? Market columnist Steve Holloway investigates.
Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City have released an overview of imaging modalities used to diagnose and manage COVID-19 pneumonia, trends to watch in artificial intelligence, and a description of non-chest complications from the disease.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had many downstream effects and has proven financially devastating for many medical specialties, including radiology. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners takes a look ahead at the long road to recovery.
The supply of health care today is directly affected by our care delivery systems. Hospitals have been working hard to meet the demand caused by the pandemic while preserving resources needed for safety. Healthcare Administrative Partners provides guidance on approaching full volume as soon as possible while keeping your patients and staff safe.
Applied Radiology speaks with Mr. Kris Giordano, BSMI, RT(R)(MR), Director of Imaging at RWJ Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center in Livingston, NJ about how COVID-19 has changed their practice and what this means for the future.
We are living in what will soon be known as the “new normal.” With this new normal comes changes that we have to either accept and adapt to or face the consequences — especially in radiology. Here are 20 steps you should consider so you can embrace the new normal in a positive way.
As radiology departments plan their return to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic, learn how they must balance clinical assessment, ethical judgment, and logistical planning.
As radiology braces for a surge in imaging procedures in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, discover steps that facilities must take to regain the public’s trust that they can undergo imaging exams safely.
Medical imaging may be in a state of pandemic paralysis, according to the findings of a new survey from market research firm IMV Medical Information Division. More than 90% of imaging centers in the U.S. experienced a major decline in the volume of procedures not related to COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting radiology practices in a variety of ways, from elective imaging management to workforce protocols and revenue. Learn how six practice leaders coped with the crisis.
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.
Advisory Board uncovered 5 steps for designing a ramp-up plan for resuming elective procedures, along with more detailed factors to consider and target outputs for each step.
Radiology departments have already shifted the way staff work and how imaging is performed to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. But they also need to consider how to deal with its aftermath, when nonurgent exams that have been canceled need to be performed.
Technological advances have made it possible for breast imaging experts to read mammograms from miles away. In theory, telemammography sounds ideal for the COVID-19 pandemic, where social distance is required for the safety of patients and practitioners. In practice, it’s more complicated.
Radiology procedure volume in the U.S. is down 50%-55% due to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. But the good news is that the decline appears to have stabilized.
Over the past two decades, teleradiology has evolved into a smooth and well-oiled machine with robust technology. Learn how teleradiology has shown that it affords unique benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the revenue cycle is fluid, but providers must manage it to meet their obligations and missions. Here are key considerations with financial sustainability hanging in the balance.
Learn how imaging volume, cancer treatment and research will be adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic going forward.
The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for health care leaders. Look at steps imaging leaders should be taking to accommodate the surge in Covid-19 patients as well as the eventual rush of non-Covid-19 patients after the surge wanes.
Hospitals across the country are facing a growing threat to treating Covid-19 patients: the global ventilator shortage. As a result, hospitals are thinking creatively about how to access more ventilators.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has recommended that practitioners minimize the use of MR for patients with COVID-19 or those suspected of being infected unless it is necessary.
Three pieces of legislation had been passed to address the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The legislation covers vast areas of the economy, learn about those features that might be of interest to a medical practice or any other small business with fewer than 500 employees.
It’s the middle of the night, only one radiologist and one CT technologist are on duty, and the emergency department calls to say 15 patients with suspected COVID-19 are heading to CT for imaging. Is your department ready?
The daily routines of breast imaging staff members have been upended amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Six radiologists from across the U.S. detailed how they’re triaging patients and managing workflows.
Just how well does radiography perform in detecting signs of COVID‑19? A range of recent studies indicates that while x-ray may not have the diagnostic power of CT, it still has a role to play in managing the pandemic.
As the world struggles to manage the novel coronavirus outbreak, a common theme is emerging of healthcare systems in hard-hit cities overwhelmed by an influx of COVID-19 patients. Could digital technologies like PACS and enterprise imaging help balance the load?
Boosting capacity has never been more important as hospitals face an impending surge of Covid-19 cases across the coming weeks. Here’s a checklist your organization should implement now to proactively manage patient demand and staff and resource shortages.
Learn how UW, Seattle Cancer Care and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center created processes to manage oncology patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their approach can help ensure the necessary procedures continue to be performed as safely as possible to mitigate risks to patients and staff.
The Covid-19 environment is rapidly changing. Advisory Board has compiled a list of 10 key takeaways on Covid-19, consolidated from their most recent webinar – What you need to know.
Industry advocates are asking the Food and Drug Administration to accelerate its review of imaging tools that could help busy radiologists better manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
With coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the demands and stresses on radiologists and physicians have increased dramatically. Learn effective strategies and tools to help both.
The ultrasound probes and systems that OB/GYN professionals typically rely on for prenatal checkups can also be used for lung imaging in patients with suspected cases of COVID-19.
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.
Canadian researchers are developing an open-source artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called COVID-Net for detecting COVID-19 on chest x-rays and have made the training dataset available for other researchers.
RSNA is currently processing peer-reviewed cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus to provide the global radiology community with a free diagnostic resource to help control this outbreak and get more patients the care they need.
Radiologists from a hospital in China have outlined four measures radiology departments can take to control the spread of COVID-19.
The novel coronavirus poses significant clinical and operational challenges for hospital leaders. Take a closer look at 12 potential scenarios that could unfold in a community outbreak to help determine your preparedness.
Imaging departments are likely to see imaging orders for COVID-19 patients as part of staging and treatment planning. Here are three steps that radiology departments should take to prepare.
Nearly every U.S. hospital and health system is knee-deep in preparing for a potential COVID-19 outbreak. If your hospital hits capacity, can your peer organizations pick up the slack? See what Advisory Board found when they took a closer look at current occupancy rates across the U.S.
Patient flow remains a hot topic every year, but the new coronavirus pandemic has made this an even more vital area of focus. Advisory Board has outlined two key strategies hospital leaders can use to improve patient flow in both the short- and long-term.