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ISR COVID-19 resources for radiologists

ISR COVID-19 resources for radiologists

The mission of the ISR as an NSA with the WHO is to facilitate the global endeavors of the ISR’s member organizations to improve patient care and population health through medical imaging. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISR now offers a collection of freely accessible resources provided by its member societies from all over the world.


This website has three sections:

  • Resources from ISR members and other organizations
  • Open source publications websites on COVID-19
  • WHO advice related to imaging use for the management of COVID-19 including ISR input.

Content will be added continuously.

1. Resoures from ISR members (in alphabetical order)

American College of Radiology (ACR)
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) is closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and other reliable sources regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To help radiology professionals make more informed decisions, the ACR has collected radiology-specific COVID-19 material.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
RSNA is committed to connecting radiologists and the radiology community to the most timely and useful COVID-19 information and resources.

Argentine Society of Radiology (SAR)
Argentine Federation of Radiology Associations (FAARDIT)
Recommendations for Imaging Centers (in Spanish)

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
Advice regarding the role of imaging in COVID-19 disease, advice on CT technique, Radiology Practice Guidance, Position statements on the role of imaging in COVID-19 disease, Imaging findings in COVID-19 disease.

Brazilian College of Radiology (CBR)
CBR recommendations (in Portuguese) and guidelines from other medical societies.

Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR)
Joint statement by the Association of Interventional Radiology (CAIR) in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Radiologists for Interventional Procedures and COVID-19 CAIR/CAR Statement on COVID-19 IR Procedures
The Canadian Society of Thoracic Radiology (CSTR) and Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) Consensus Statement Regarding Chest Imaging in Suspected and Confirmed COVID-19 English / Français

Chinese Society of Radiology (CSR)
Radiological diagnosis of COVID-19: Expert recommendation from the Chinese Society of radiology – 1st edition (translation)

Colombian Association of Radiology (ACR)
ACR recommendations and links to other resources (in Spanish) including Colombian consensus document

European Society of Radiology (ESR)
COVID-19 resource hub
European and global research and support measures

  • Selected Publications & other Resources
  • Guidance for radiologists in dealing with COVID-19 patients (European countries, ACR, RSNA, RANZCR)
  • General guidance for health professionals

ESR-ESTI statement: COVID-19 patients and the Radiology department – advice from ESR and ESTI (European Society of Thoracic Imaging)

French Society of Radiology (SFR)

  • Recommendations for imaging use, safety issues for the imaging team, interventional radiology and pediatric imaging (in French)
  • FIDAC project (aims to set up a national thoracic imaging database related to COVID-19)
  • Haute Autorité de Santé: COVID-19 – rapid responses: thoracic imaging (in French)

Hungarian Society of Radiologists
Information in Hungarian

Indian Radiology and Imaging Association (IRIA)
Imaging in COVID-19 patients: Indian guidelines – Recommendations of IRIA ICRI chest subspecialty group

Interamerican College of Radiology (CIR)
Spanish and English translation of CBR’s ultrasound safety recommendations.

Faculty of Radiologists – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
RCSI resources for healthcare professionals, surgeons, trainees, students, researchers

Japan Radiological Society (JRS)
Information on COVID-19 from JRS and Japanese College of Radiology (JCR)

Russian Society of Radiology (RSR)
Document in Russian of the Russian Ministry of Health – chapters about the diagnostic imaging in COVID-19 written by a working group of the Russian Society of Radiology

Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM)
Information in Spanish

Tunisian Society of Radiology (STR)
Épidémie de Covid-19: Recommandations pour l’imagerie (Société Tunisienne de Radiologie – STR et Collège d’Imagerie Médicale, Biophysique et médecine nucléaire)
Recommendations in French

Royal College of Radiologists of the UK (RCR)
Clinical information and other resources, including RCR position on the role of CT in patients suspected with COVID-19

Other societies

Fleischner Society
The Role of Chest Imaging in Patient Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multinational Consensus Statement from the Fleischner Society (pdf version)

Korean Society of Thoracic Radiology (KSTR)

British Society of Thoracic Imaging
An update on COVID-19 for the radiologist – A British Society of Thoracic Imaging statement

Slovak Association of Radiology
Information in Slovakian – link

World Federation of Emergency Radiology (WFER)

World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB)


2. Open Source COVID-19 publications

LITCOVID is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Major journals have made their COVID-19 publications accessible for free:

Further articles:

  • Journal of the American College of Radiology: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: What the Department of Radiology Should Know (click here)
  • Radiology: International Expert Consensus Statement on Chest Imaging in Pediatric COVID-19 Patient Management: Imaging Findings, Imaging Study Reporting and Imaging Study Recommendations (click here)
  • Radiology: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Thromboembolic Complications in COVID-19: Report of the National Institute for Public Health of the Netherlands (click here)

3. WHO advice on COVID-19 related to imaging

The WHO Rapid Advice Guide on the use of chest imaging in COVID-19 provides health care professionals with recommendations on the appropriate use of different imaging modalities in COVID-19 cases to support diagnosis and patient management decisions, taking into account different settings around the world. The ISR provided scientific and technical assistance to support this important endeavor. See also ISR announcement here.

Further WHO resources:

  • Potential impact of COVID-19 on diagnostic imaging provision in the UK – Scoping paper produced by the WHO Collaborating Centre on Radiation and Health at UK PHE