COVID-19 Response

Radiologists are playing a critical role in the national COVID-19 pandemic response. The case studies here highlight how radiologists are contributing to the response and outline actionable steps for others to follow.

Case Studies

Facing the Unknown

In this Q&A, Sabiha Raoof, MD, FACR, describes how she and her colleagues in Queens, New York, responded to the unprecedented COVID-19 surge in early 2020.
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The Meaning of Grit

Radiology residents at one New York City hospital support their clinical colleagues and COVID-19 patients in an hour of need.
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Working the Phones

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in one of the worst hotspots in the U.S., New York City radiologists helped maintain an open line of communication with patients’ loved ones.
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Bridging the Communication Gap

To keep families connected with COVID-19 patients, an interventional radiologist and a gynecologic surgeon partnered to develop a communication lifeline.
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Overcoming Adversity

As COVID-19 flared in New Orleans after Mardi Gras, one radiology department took swift action to deploy new strategies and rethink processes to keep people safe and boost morale.
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Collaborating Through Crisis

A strong partnership with referring physicians helps a New Orleans radiology department respond to one of the nation’s first COVID-19 hot zones.
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Force Multiplier

A private practice’s culture change increases its employee satisfaction score and buoys its COVID-19 response.
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Safely Reopening

A New York radiology department collaborates across a large enterprise to safely resume elective and non-urgent imaging following the initial COVID-19 surge.
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Family Connect

Program pairs radiologists with medical students to keep families engaged in patient care as part of the COVID-19 response.

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A Moral Duty

Radiologists and engineers design a 3D-printed surgical mask in response to the shortage of personal protective equipment.
A Moral Duty

Crisis Management

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, private-practice radiology leaders take action to ensure quality patient care — and the long-term viability of their businesses.
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A Shock to the System

As the first waves of COVID-19 hit the U.S. healthcare system, how is radiology adapting to shifting business realities?
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Working the Wards

Interventional radiology fellow Dania Daye, MD, PhD, shares her firsthand experience volunteering to care for COVID-19 patients.
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Expert Design

A radiologist and resident develop a low-cost face shield, among other innovations, in response to shortages in personal protective equipment.
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Caring for Colleagues

At New York Presbyterian Hospital, radiologists are helping to triage other physicians, nurses, and staff who have developed COVID-19 symptoms.
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Answering the Call

Radiology residents and fellows at Massachusetts General Hospital volunteer for clinical service in response to COVID-19.
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