Ultrasound on the Frontlines of COVID-19: Report From an International Webinar

Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Jun;27(6):523-526. doi: 10.1111/acem.14004. Epub 2020 Jun 9.

Abstract

The COVID‐19 pandemic has spread to 185 countries with over 2.1 million confirmed cases and 145,000 deaths, as per the Johns Hopkins University COVID‐19 dashboard provided at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html. Imaging modalities such as chest radiography, thoracic and cardiovascular ultrasound, and computed tomography have roles in the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring, and therapy of COVID‐19. However, the potential benefits of imaging need to be balanced against resource utilization and infectious risk.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Catheterization, Central Venous / methods
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / methods
  • Congresses as Topic
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnostic imaging*
  • Echocardiography
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Heart / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy, Right Ventricular / diagnostic imaging
  • Hypovolemia / diagnostic imaging
  • Internationality
  • Italy
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pandemics
  • Pericardial Effusion / diagnostic imaging
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnostic imaging*
  • Point-of-Care Testing
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Spain
  • Stroke Volume
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography / methods*
  • Venous Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnostic imaging
  • Washington
  • Water-Electrolyte Imbalance / diagnostic imaging