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  • Release Date: 4/3/2020
  • Expiration Date: 5/1/2023
  • Credit Hours: 1.25 Credits
  • ACCME Approval: This course is approved by the ACCME. (Release Date: 4/2/2020  Expiration Date: 4/2/2022)
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Major epidemics associated with overcrowding and inadequate storage or preparation of food and sanitary conditions once occurred without spreading globally due to the lack of international travel and interaction across continents. An example would be the interregional plague pandemics of the 6th, 14th, and later centuries; influenza pandemics beginning in the 9th century; and cholera pandemics in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. When pandemics transitioned to international types of exposure, they were due to the advent of rail and ship travel. Examples of these would have been the influenza outbreaks of 1889, 1918, and 1958. The next evolution was the influenza outbreak of 1968, which became the first pandemic spread by air travel. These events ushered in our modern epidemic scenarios, in which any disease occurring anywhere in the world can appear the next day in another country outside of its hemisphere. This type of situation is currently being played out as the coronavirus known as COVID-19 is creating an international pandemic as it has spread during the last months of 2019 and up to the current time of this article’s publication. COVID-19 (previously known as novel coronavirus [2019-nCoV]), first reported in Hunan Province, China, in November of 2019 has now been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. It is important that all clinicians and radiologists become aware of the imaging spectrum of the disease and contribute to effective surveillance and response measures. This includes their role as consultants in advising clinicians on the appropriate use of chest radiography, computerized tomography, and lung ultrasound in the battle against this pandemic. It is important for radiologic technologists to provide the highest quality diagnostic studies in order for the subtle findings of COVID-19 to be interpreted by the radiologist. Additionally, strict infectious control protocols need to be put into place both for staff and equipment in order to prohibit additional contamination.

    Learning Objectives
    After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

    • Review the technical aspects of both departmental and mobile bedside chest radiography.
    • Explain the role of chest radiography in evaluating patients being assessed with COVID-19 as well as proper radiographic technique of both departmental and mobile bedside studies.
    • Understand the role of computed tomography in assessing patients with COVID-19 as well as setting proper technical parameters.
    • Identify the role of lung ultrasound in assessing patients with COVID-19 as well as proper sonographic technique and concepts.

    Categories: Digital Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), Sonography/Ultrasound, Radiation Safety/Protection

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    CE Information
    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the “Take CE Test!” link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer 8 out of 10 questions correctly to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 1.25 ARRT Category A credits or 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

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    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.

    TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity is designed to meet the needs of Radiologic Technologists and Physicians, specifically Radiologists.

    This activity is provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, for physician credit.

    Release Date: 4/2/2020

    Expiration Date: 4/2/2022

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    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, and eRADIMAGING. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

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The Role of Medical Imaging in Assessing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

George Tsoukatos, BPS, RT(R)*

*Medical Imaging Consultant, Germantown, NY


Address correspondence to: 
George Tsoukatos, BPS, RT(R)Radiology Support ServicesPO Box 215, Germantown, NY 12526. Email: radiologytechnique@gmail.com.


Disclosure Statement:
 The author reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

This paper is dedicated to the countless healthcare professionals working around the clock to both care for and find a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. Their sacrifice to save and treat others is eternal.

 

ABSTRACT


Major epidemics associated with overcrowding and inadequate storage or preparation of food and sanitary conditions once occurred without spreading globally due to the lack of international travel and interaction across continents. An example would be the interregional plague pandemics of the 6th, 14th, and later centuries; influenza pandemics beginning in the 9th century; and cholera pandemics in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. When pandemics transitioned to international types of exposure, they were due to the advent of rail and ship travel. Examples of these would have been the influenza outbreaks of 1889, 1918, and 1958. The next evolution was the influenza outbreak of 1968, which became the first pandemic spread by air travel. These events ushered in our modern epidemic scenarios, in which any disease occurring anywhere in the world can appear the next day in another country outside of its hemisphere. This type of situation is currently being played out as the coronavirus known as COVID-19 is creating an international pandemic as it has spread during the last months of 2019 and up to the current time of this article's publication.

COVID-19 (previously known as novel coronavirus [2019-nCoV]), first reported in Hunan Province, China, in November of 2019 has now been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. It is important that all clinicians and radiologists become aware of the imaging spectrum of the disease and contribute to effective surveillance and response measures. This includes their role as consultants in advising clinicians on the appropriate use of chest radiography, computerized tomography, and lung ultrasound in the battle against this pandemic. It is important for radiologic technologists to provide the highest quality diagnostic studies in order for the subtle findings of COVID-19 to be interpreted by the radiologist. Additionally, strict infectious control protocols need to be put into place both for staff and equipment in order to prohibit additional contamination.    

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