RSNA launches online resource for COVID-19

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RSNAThe Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has launched a web page to help radiology professionals amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

The COVID-19 Resources webpage includes guidance, research, and a collection of images to help radiologists and other professionals. At time of publication, the page was last updated the page on 1 April, and the organisation will continue to post regular updates and advice.

The society state: “RSNA is committed to connecting radiologists and the radiology community to the most timely and useful COVID-19 information and resources.

“Stay in the know. Get COVID-19 updates sent directly to your inbox. We will send you the most important announcements and useful resources to help you manage the COVID-19 public health crisis.”

RSNA COVID-19 imaging data sharing survey

RSNA is also planning an open data repository “for international COVID-19 imaging research and education efforts”. In order to do this, the society has posted a form in its online resource centre where physicians can express their willingness to share their institution’s COVID-19 data for research purposed.

The society write at the start of the form: “The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has received numerous inquiries seeking access to COVID-19 related imaging data, both from radiology sites interested in sharing such data for use in research and education and from researchers.

“RSNA is committed to accelerating open source collaborative research on the uses of medical imaging in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, including the use of new tools like artificial intelligence (AI). This form will enable institutions with COVID-19 data to express interest in participating in a planned open data repository for international COVID-19 imaging research and education efforts.  Please complete this form if your institution has COVID-19 data that you may be willing and able to share for research purposes.

“Completing this brief survey does not represent a final commitment to collaborate with us or to share your data. RSNA staff will communicate directly with respondents in the next several days with further information about the next steps for organizations willing to participate in the RSNA COVID related research and education efforts.”

Organisations interested in participating are requested to respond to the survey by 15 April 2020.


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