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Diagnostic Reading #26: Five “Must Read” Articles on Medical Imaging

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COVID’s impact on X-ray equipment market is in the news.

This week’s articles in Diagnostic Reading include: tips for reopening imaging services; RSNA launches COVID-19 database; the post-pandemic X-ray market; survey results on how COVID-19 affected radiology; and the role of mobile imaging in patient care.

Tips for ramping up imaging workflow safely in a post-pandemic world – DOTmed HealthCare Business News

As imaging providers reopen their services in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns, there are important concerns that need to be addressed, according to guidance from Healthcare Administrative Partners. These specialists offer advice for practices on how to reopen effectively and safely, and share their expertise on what changes to expect in workflow in a post-pandemic world. 

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RSNA launches international COVID-19 open radiology database – Imaging Technology News

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the RSNA COVID-19 AI Task Force recently announced the launch of the RSNA International COVID-19 Open Radiology Database (RICORD). RICORD is envisioned as the largest open database of anonymized COVID-19 medical images in the world. This database will include supporting clinical information and expert annotations, and will be freely available to the global research and education communities.

Pandemic causes major change in X-ray equipment market – AuntMinnie Europe

Markets across healthcare have changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic. The market for general radiography and fluoroscopy systems has experienced a significant shift, with chest X-ray examinations identified as a key tool to diagnose and track the progression of COVID-19. Additionally, the need for access to X-ray imaging within intensive care departments has skyrocketed, creating unprecedented demand for mobile X-ray systems. This article examines market volatility, challenges and what may lie ahead. 

How COVID-19 affected radiology – Axis Imaging News

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) reached out to members to discover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global radiology practice to help guide the development of RSNA programs and services that will meet their needs while managing this sustained crisis. More than 2,400 radiologists from around the world responded to RSNA’s survey and expressed their concerns during the pandemic, outlooks for the immediate future and the current state of pandemic management in their facilities and institutions. The RSNA COVID-19 Radiology Market Research Report for Industry is available to provide key insights for business professionals within the radiology community.

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ABC Medical Center: the role of mobile imaging in patient care – Everything Rad

Dr. Marco Antonio Téliz, head of the department of radiology and molecular imaging, explains how bedside imaging supports the hospital’s primary objective ofsatisfaction in patient care. Dr. Téliz works at ABC Medical Center, which is recognized for providing the highest level of care in Mexico.

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