Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has taken more than a million lives worldwide and continues to proliferate in communities across the globe. The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) would like to extend our sincere condolences to those whose lives have been adversely impacted by this disease and our gratitude to the global community of health care workers who have worked tirelessly to preserve the lives of so many.
The ARRS is committed to promoting sound principles that protect the health and well-being of our patients and our members. We encourage everyone to practice and promote simple evidence-based risk mitigation strategies such as hand washing, masking, and social distancing as recommended by infectious disease and epidemiology experts, who possess the necessary knowledge and experience to guide us through a pandemic. In doing so, we not only protect ourselves, but we protect vulnerable populations and alleviate the growing pressure on our health care facilities and frontline providers.
The ARRS will continue to monitor new developments pertaining to COVID-19 to provide its members with content that is relevant, timely, and based on the best available scientific evidence. In order to promote the understanding of this often-lethal disease and the associated imaging features, ARRS is providing radiologists, medical professionals, and the public at large with open access to the latest imaging research on COVID-19, as well as supporting educational content. In this way, we will fulfill our mission of improving health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills in radiology.
Artificial Intelligence in the Time of COVID-19
Artificial intelligence algorithms applied to COVID-19 confirmed patients or subjects under investigation offer the potential to develop a more accurate automated approach for early detection and prognostication using the combination of clinical and imaging data. At the moment, several AI solutions are being developed to be applied in different stages of the COVID-19 diagnostic workflow, from diagnosis to prognosis.
Raising the Roof: Responding to a Pandemic MCI
Leading experts in emergency and trauma radiology provide a clinically important primer for health care professionals, as well as hospital systems, responding to the mass casualty incident that is the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the AJR Files: COVID-19
Patrick M. Colletti, AJR's Cardiopulmonary Imaging Section Editor, provides a practice-based summary of 10 articles published ahead of print in the AJR Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Collection.