UPDATED MARCH 30, 2020
The health and safety of radiologists, allied professionals, patients and health care workers are of primary importance.
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) is monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and other reliable sources regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
To help radiology professionals make more informed decisions, the ACR has collected the radiology-specific COVID-19 materials below.
This situation is evolving rapidly. The ACR will update this page regularly, as more reliable information becomes available.
The resources below are not intended to be — nor offered as — comprehensive medical guidelines, but may be of help as the radiological community works to protect patients and health care providers from this virus.Submit Coronavirus-related questions to COVID19@acr.org.
The ACR fully supports and recommends compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance that advises medical facilities to “reschedule non-urgent outpatient visits.” This includes non-urgent imaging and fluoroscopy procedures, including but not limited to: screening mammography, lung cancer screening, non-urgent computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, plain film X-ray exams, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other non-emergent or elective radiologic and radiologically guided exams and procedures. Radiologists should work with their referring physicians to review and reschedule such exams.MQSA Inspection Information Related to COVID-19
The FDA has provided this guidance for imaging facilities that close or cease screening mammography exams during this COVID-19 time period.
(March 26, 2020) Radiological Society of North America Expert Consensus Statement on Reporting Chest CT Findings Related to COVID-19. Endorsed by the Society of Thoracic Radiology, ACR and RSNA
(Updated March 19, 2020) ACR Statement on Use of Computed Tomography (CT) and Radiography for Suspected COVID-19 Infection
Society for Advanced Body Imaging (SABI) Webinar – COVID-19: Thoracic Imaging Findings and Recommendations
Reducing Risk of On-Site COVID-19 Infection
(March 30, 2020) - Society of Interventional Radiology COVID-19 Toolkit
The SIR has released a toolkit of information and guidance to help interventional radiologists to plan for the management of COVID-19 patients.
The ACR is offering a few common sense suggestions that may help breast imaging providers decrease risk of COVID-19 transmission in their facilities.
Concepts to remember:
The ACR will keep members informed regarding future relevant actions that the medical and radiological communities may take that could help protect patients and providers from the Coronavirus.
In the wake of the current COVID-19 situation, the ACR is making the CPI Chest modules available free via e-book format for educational purposes only – no CME. Study with the experts!
The ACR offers new Case In Point COVID-19 cases to be added weekly.
The ACR is here to support radiology residency programs during the COVID-19 outbreak with free online Residency Training Resources.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
World Health Organization:
Health Care Specialty Groups COVID-19 Resource Sites