The ISR is excited to announce that the ISR paper The use of imaging in COVID-19 -- results of a global survey by the International Society of Radiology. Blažić I et al, European Radiology, 17 September 2020 has been selected as EuroMinnies 2021 winner in the Scientific Paper of the Year category. The paper is based on a survey of 50 radiology departments around the world conducted by the ISR.
The survey revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic had a considerable impact on the routine activity of imaging departments and that imaging practices related to COVID-19 vary across the world.
The authors hope the results will help to understand differences in the organization of radiology departments and to bridge knowledge and care gaps by fostering the development of an overall strategy for radiology department organization and imaging protocols in pandemic conditions.
The paper was authored by Ivana Blažić, member of the ISR Communications WG, Boris Brkljačić, ISR Secretary General and Chair of the Board of Directors of the ESR, which supported the survey, and Guy Frija, ISRQSA Co-Chair. Dr. Blažić has also served as a lead writer of the World Health Organization Rapid Advice Guide on the Use of Chest Imaging in COVID-19, which was also informed by the survey.
The results of this study will be presented at the ECR 2021 EuroSafe Imaging Poster Exhibition.
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