X-ray as a New Frontline Tool in COVID-19 Pandemic

Radiologists in the United Kingdom are now using radiography to speed up COVID-19 identification.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Coronavirus Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 X-Ray Source Type: news

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Health workers across England should now be paid properly for every hour they’re at work during the pandemic, following an agreement reached between health unions and NHS employers today (Friday). Since March staff have been working flat out, treating and caring for patients, and keeping the NHS running under immense pressure – but often not getting paid for all the hours they put in, says UNISON. Some NHS trusts have made sure staff are paid for every hour of overtime worked, but this hasn’t been the case everywhere. That’s why 15 unions representing staff working in English NHS trusts – incl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: News Press release coronavirus health pay Sara Gorton Unpaid overtime Source Type: news
This paper aims to share our experience in reorganising our general radiography service during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic from the viewpoint of a large tertiary referral medical centre.
Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research
Coronavirus disease 2019 has spread to every inhabited continent in the world. So far, plain radiography and computed tomography have been the mainstay of imaging methods used. The  present analytical paper on the role of point-of-care lung ultrasound in this pandemic examines its diagnostic accuracy, clinical utility, and physical practicality in the intensive care unit.
Source: Clinical Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Coronavirus disease 2019 has spread to every inhabited continent in the world. So far, plain radiography and computed tomography have been the mainstay of imaging methods used. The present analytical paper on the role of point-of-care lung ultrasound in this pandemic examines its diagnostic accuracy, clinical utility, and physical practicality in the intensive care unit.
Source: Clinical Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusion  With new evidence emerging every day and with COVID-19 guidance and protocols adapting responsively, the national responses vary widely across the globe. However, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea have shown that aggressive and proactive testing plays a crucial role in containing the spread of the disease.  We believe AI has great potential for helping doctors quantify and monitor COVID progression from a patient’s chest X-rays – this will help determine treatment pathways faster and thus slow any surges in emergency cases. AI will also play a critical role in expanding screening for...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Health Tech bhargava reddy manoj tld pooja rao preetham srinivas qure.ai tarun raj Source Type: blogs
Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to 185 countries with over 2.1 million confirmed cases and 145,000 deaths, as per the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard provided at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html. Imaging modalities such as chest radiography, thoracic and cardiovascular ultrasound, and computed tomography have roles in the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring, and therapy of COVID-19. However, the potential benefits of imaging need to be balanced against resource utilization and infectious risk. PMID: 32348585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has crossed borders and oceans, killing thousands, sickening millions, and forcing millions more to reckon with the economic and personal chaos of closures and lockdowns. Yet as the global infection count rises, the crisis has also given rise to acts of ingenuity. The pandemic has set off a global race for both an effective vaccine and for the accurate, rapid-response tests that will be necessary before workplaces can safely reopen. Vaccines and tests are essential, but they’re not the only front on which to combat the virus. In the face of an urgent threat, scientists have...
Source: TIME: Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
From December 2019, a novel coronavirus named COVID-19 was reported in China. Within 3 months, the World Health Organization defined COVID-19 as a pandemic, with more than 370,000 cases and 16,000 deaths worldwide. In consideration of the crucial role of diagnostic testing during COVID-19, the aim of this technical note was to provide a complete synthesis of approaches implemented for the management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.
Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Technical note Source Type: research
COVID-19, the dreadful pandemic, is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2) affecting the respiratory system.1 It has a high human to human transmission. As per the World Health Organisation, the modes of transmission are airborne, fomites, and droplet borne.2 The infected persons may remain asymptomatic, or they may present with symptoms ranging from fever, dry cough, fatigue, myalgia, shortness of breath to respiratory distress. Pulmonary opacities are seen on x-rays and CT scans1,3 Death occurs in about 10% of the cases requiring mechanical ventilation.
Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
We describe the response of radiology departments in Singapore to this pandemic, in terms of diagnosis, re-configuration of the department, re-organisation and segregation of staff, infection control, managerial, and leadership issues.
Source: Clinical Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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