COVID-19: Clinical Presentations and Spectrum of Imaging Findings

This course will provide a well-rounded overview of the origin, pathophysiology, and varied clinical presentations of COVID-19 infection. Through illustrative case examples, the spectrum of radiologic imaging findings affecting the lungs, heart, gastrointestinal systems, and central nervous system in adult patients and the manifestations of the recently reported Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) will be highlighted.
Earn credit at your own pace through February 7, 2022 and continue to access your videos until February 8, 2026. See below for learning outcomes and a list of modules and individual lectures.

This course package offers 5 CME and SA-CME Credits following completion of an online assessment.

ARRS Member price: FREE
ARRS In-Training Member price: FREE
Nonmember price: $250

Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until February 8, 2026, which is five years following the issuance date of this course. ARRS reserves the right to remove video content before the end of the five year period. Video content that contradicts current science or misleads the viewer based on changes to accepted clinical practice may be removed on a case-by-case basis.

Learning Outcomes and Lectures

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss how SARS-CoV-2 first emerged and eventually resulted in the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic
  • Describe the interaction between the COVID-19 spike glycoproteins and the ACE-2 receptors allowing its entry into the body resulting in multisystem organ infection
  • Analyze typical and atypical chest radiographic and CT manifestations of COVID-19, how to generate a standardized chest X-ray and or CT report, and the position of major radiology societies on the use of imaging in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Assess hysiologic benefits and diagnostic interpretive challenges associated with the use of prone ventilation and radiographic imaging in COVID-19 patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure
  • Assess pulmonary complications of COVID-19 including heightened risk of barotrauma, pulmonary thromboembolic disease, and more long-term chronic pulmonary sequelae of the infection
  • Assess the various myocardial imaging findings, presentations, and complications associated with COVID-19 infection
  • Assess the various abdominal imaging findings, presentations, and complications associated with COVID-19 infection
  • Assess various central neurologic complications of COVID-19 infection including encephalopathy, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, thrombotic vascular events such as stroke, peripheral nervous systems manifestations such as dysgeusia, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and post infection brain fog
  • Describe what the radiologist needs to know about COVID-19 related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MISC) and the International Expert Consensus Statement on Chest Imaging in Pediatric COVID-19
  • Discuss the role Artificial Intelligence may play in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients infected with COVID-19

Module 1

  • Emergence of COVID-19 and Chest Radiographic and Radiologic Manifestations of COVID-19—Mark Parker, MD
  • Standardized Reports and Key Radiologic Societal Position Statements on the Use of Imaging—Jane Ko, MD
  • Pulmonary Complications of COVID-19 Sub-Acute and Beyond: Barotrauma, Pulmonary Thromboembolism, and Fibrosis—Georgeann McGuinness, MD
  • Use of Prone Positioning in Patients with COVID-19 and Interpretation Challenges—Shaimaa Fadl, MD

Module 2

  • Myocardial Findings and Complications of COVID-19—Diana Litmanovich, MD
  • Abdominal Manifestations and Complications of COVID-19—Rajesh Bhayana, MD
  • Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems and Manifestations of COVID-19—Puneet Belani, MD

Module 3

  • Up-to-Date: Essentials of Pediatric COVID-19 and MIS-C—Edward Y. Lee, MD
  • How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Tackle the COVID Pandemic—Carlo De Cecco, MD, PhD
  • Question and Answer Period—All Faculty 

The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The ARRS designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  and 5.00 American Board of Radiology, MOC Part II, Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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