Outside of the loss of human life due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past two years have greatly affected hospitals, health systems and the way providers deliver care. Healthcare executives are grappling with federal monetary assistance, growing burnout rates, workforce shortages and federal oversight of vaccines and testing. This channel is also designed to update clinicians on new research and guidelines regarding COVID patient treatment strategies and risk assessments.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

NIH grants $3.5 million toward researching COVID's neurological impact

The funds will be allocated specifically toward neuroimaging and cognitive and immunological tests to explore if and how mild and asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections have a long-lasting impact on neurocognitive function. 

June 8, 2022
COVID-19 vaccines help reduce the serious coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. Multiple studies have shown that the risk from very rare vaccine side effects are far outweighed by the much greater risk of hospitalization and death due to COVID infections.

New research compares COVID pneumonia in vaccinated vs unvaccinated patients

Even when fully vaccinated individuals contract a breakthrough COVID infection, their pneumonia frequency and severity are reduced on imaging. 

June 2, 2022
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New imaging technique detects post-COVID lung abnormalities

Conventional imaging did not detect the abnormalities, which MRI scans identified up to one year after infection.

May 26, 2022
Patient doctor with masks

Some respiratory face masks are unsafe for MRIs, study finds

Five out of eight filtering face piece (FFP-3) masks studied contained ferromagnetic components.

May 24, 2022

Deep learning model accurately detects COVID-19 on chest X-ray images

Is it pneumonia or COVID-19? With the help of artificial intelligence, a chest X-ray can reveal the answer.

May 23, 2022
Breast ultrasound of a 62-year-old woman with benign reactive adenopathy after COVID-19 vaccination. Image from Academic Radiology.

Reactive lymphadenopathy slower to resolve after Moderna COVID vaccination

Imaging features were also examined as predictive time to resolution factors, with cortical thickness of the nodes being of particular interest.

May 19, 2022
Covid Lung

Lung abnormalities completely resolve for majority of COVID pneumonia patients

A study published this week in Radiology found that 12 months after hospitalization for COVID pneumonia, 93% of patients’ lung abnormalities had cleared up on follow-up chest CT scans.

May 10, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine associated myocarditis on short-axis 1.5T MRI images of a 19-year-old man who presented with chest pain three days following the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

New cardiac MRI analysis offers updated insight into long-term impact of vaccine-related myocarditis

Months after their initial myocarditis diagnosis, late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) was observed in 62% of patients on follow-up cardiac MRI.

May 4, 2022
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