The Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal (CAR Journal) is committed to publishing the latest radiology research on COVID-19 to help individuals, communities and leaders make the best decisions to deal with the pandemic and its consequences. The CAR Journal, led by Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Patlas, has published some exceptional and timely COVID-19 articles. These papers have been received with enthusiasm in the community with over 21,000 views and downloads combined.
The Role of Emergency Radiology in COVID-19: From Preparedness to Diagnosis highlights the critical role emergency trauma radiology plays in the preparedness of imaging departments in dealing with COVID-19 and other highly infectious communicable diseases.
This article covers the following topics:
- Review of the symptoms, epidemiology and testing for the novel coronavirus.
- Overview of the characteristic imaging findings of COVID-19 concerning other modern coronavirus diseases including SARS and MERS.
- Discussion of the roles that community radiology clinics, outpatient radiology departments, and emergency radiology departments can play in the diagnosis of this disease.
“COVID-19 represents probably the biggest crisis and challenge we face globally. It is incumbent upon Radiologists, particularly emergency trauma imaging specialists to be aware of the common CT findings and to have your radiology department prepared for the challenges the pandemic presents.”
– Dr. Savvas Nicolaou
Professor of Radiology / Vice Chair of CPD & Education
Director of Emergency / Trauma Imaging
Vancouver General Hospital
Additional CAR Journal COVID-19 articles:
- March 4, 2020 – CT Imaging and Differential Diagnosis of COVID-19
This study explains the findings from lung computed tomography (CT) images of some patients with COVID-19 treated in China and discusses the difference between COVID-19 and other lung diseases.
- March 4, 2020 – COVID-19: What Can We Learn From Stories From the Trenches?
An editorial from the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Michael Patlas, highlighting the role of chest CT in the diagnosis of COVID-19.
- March 12, 2020 – COVID-19 Infection: Early Lessons
A CAR Journal editorial team discussion of challenges in the prompt detection of the coronavirus infection encountered by radiologists from the First Affiliated Hospital of Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China.
- April 13, 2020 – Loopholes in Current Infection Control and Prevention Practices Against COVID-19 in Radiology Department and Improvement Suggestions
A retrospective analysis of two cases of health-care-associated COVID-19 transmission in two radiology departments and comparing the infection control and prevention practices.
- April 20, 2020 – Clinical and Dynamic Computed Tomography Features of 24 Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019
A research article to explore the clinical and dynamic CT features of coronavirus disease 2019 in 24 patients.
The May issue of the CAR journal released this month comprising of 20 new publications, including original research articles, review articles, editorials and letters to the editor. The cover of the May issue features the following articles:
- “Holding It in Your Hand”: Musculoskeletal Applications of 3D Printing
- Bone Mineral Densitometry Reporting and the CAR Technical Standards: Tips for the Radiologist
- CT-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve (FFRCT): From Gatekeeping to Roadmapping
STAY TUNED for the upcoming RAD Academy CPD modules on the following research articles from the May 2020 issue through the Insights4Imaging program:
- Too Much on Your ‘‘Plate’’? Spectrum of Pathologies Involving the Tectal Plate
- Whole-Body Diffusion-Weighted MRI Compared to 18 FFDG PET/CT in Initial Staging and Therapy Response Assessment of Hodgkin Lymphoma in Pediatric Patients
Here are some additional CAR Journal highlights:
- Seventy Years and Counting: The Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal was published April 2020 by Dr. Brian C. Lentle, Dr. Ian Hammond and Dr. C. Stuart Houston commemorating the 70th anniversary of the CAR Journal.
- In August 2020, the CAR journal is releasing a special issue on Emergency and Trauma Imaging with Guest Editor Dr. Savvas Nicolaou from the University of British Columbia.
- NEW Starting April 28, 2020 – CAR members can enjoy full digital access to the CAR Journal by logging onto their CAR account and clicking the CAR Journal button. Visit the CAR website for the easy step by step login instructions.
Please contact Micheline Turnau, CAR’s Acting Manager of Research and Policy Development for any questions about the CAR Journal or if you are interested in becoming a new reviwer.