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From The Viewbox - Special Covid-19 Episode

Special Episode S1

Maria Barile, MD
Cardiothoracic Imaging

Diagnosis and Imaging Features of Covid-19 Infection

Guest:  Maria Barile, MD. Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Radiology, UMMS Dept of Radiology.

Hosts:  Hao Lo, MD, MBA.  Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Emergency Radiology, UMMS Dept of Radiology. Christopher Cerniglia, DO, ME, FAOCR.  Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention, UMMS Dept of Radiology 

Summary:  This is a special episode recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic focusing on the diagnosis and imaging features of Covid-19 infection.  Our guest is Dr. Maria Barile, our local expert in the Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging. We discuss the following topics:

  1. Epidemiology of COVID-19 infection
  2. Utility and role of PCR, XR, and CT in screening and diagnosis
  3. Imaging appearances of COVID-19 (typical, indeterminate, atypical) and progression of disease as well as recommended radiology reporting practices
  4. Fleischner Society recommendations for imaging PUI or COVID-19 positive patients 


  1. Jeffrey P. Kanne Brent P. LittleJonathan H. Chung, Brett M. Elicker, Loren H. Ketai. Essentials for Radiologists on COVID-19: An Update—RadiologyScientific Expert Panel. Radiology. Feb 27.
  2. Scott Simpson et al. Radiological Society of North America Expert Consensus Statement on Reporting Chest CT Findings Related to COVID-19. Endorsed by the Society of Thoracic Radiology, the American College of Radiology, and RSNA. Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. 2020. 2, No. 2.
  3. Fengxiang Song*Nannan Shi*Fei ShanZhiyong ZhangJie ShenHongzhou Lu, Yun Ling, Yebin Jiang. Emerging 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pneumonia. Radiology. Vol. 295, No.1.
  4. Geoffrey D Rubin et al. The Role of Chest Imaging in Patient Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multinational Consensus Statement from the Fleischner Society. Radiology. 2020. Published Online:Apr 7 2020
  5. RSNA Covid-19 resources: