Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the Practice of Clinical Radiology

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Department of Radiology

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Infectious Disease | Radiology | Virus Diseases


The speed at which coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread quickly fractured the radiology practice model in ways that were never considered. In March 2020, most practices saw an unprecedented drop in their volume of greater than 50%. The profound changes that have interrupted the arc of the radiology narrative may substantially dictate how health care and radiology services are delivered in the future. We examine the impact of COVID-19 on the future of radiology practice across the following domains: employment, compensation, and practice structure; location and hours of work; workplace environment and safety; activities beyond the "usual scope" of radiology practice; and CME, national meetings, and professional organizations. Our purpose is to share ideas that can help inform adaptive planning.


COVID-19, Clinical practice, radiologist

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Rosen MP, Norbash A, Kruskal J, Meltzer CC, Yee J, Thrall J. Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the Practice of Clinical Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Jul 9:S1546-1440(20)30746-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.07.002. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32721410; PMCID: PMC7346805. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR

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