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Facilities must expand testing capacity over 200% before resuming elective procedures
Premier survey highlights lack of swabs and chemical reagents needed for testing
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UV light reveals COVID-19 exposure due to improper PPE use
Can help foster adherence to PPE guidelines and protect against further exposure
As COVID-19 tests remain scarce, some physicians turn to CT for diagnosis
Aside from greater cost, the scanners can also become contaminated
Trump orders US firms to stop exporting needed medical supplies
Homeland Security will work with FEMA to prevent the export of N95 respirators, surgical masks, gloves, and other PPE
New York State paying 15x more for medical equipment than normal
A portable X-ray unit that typically costs between $30,000 and $80,000 was purchased for $249,000
MIT researchers develop technique to create 50,000 disposable face shields daily
Using die cutting process to prevent the spread of COVID-19
West Virginia tops states in hospital preparedness for COVID-19
Based on number of physicians and beds per 1,000 patients
Breathing-aid machine designed, built in UK in under a week
Such machines have already been used to good effect in China and Italy
GE and 3M separately partner with Ford to meet equipment demands for COVID-19
GE and Ford will produce ventilators, 3M and Ford will produce respirators
Henry Ford staff craft homemade face masks and eye shield PPE
Short-term fixes to supply chain shortages
As industry steps up ventilator production, US military releases stockpiled gear
As many as 5 million single-use respirator masks, 2,000 deployable ventilators, and at least 14 testing labs
Telemedicine becomes coronavirus frontline
Hospitals are ramping up their telemedicine strategies
SIR and AHRA call off meetings in wake of coronavirus
Will refund registrants and exhibitors
HIMSS conference canceled three days before starting
First time the event has been canceled in its 58 years
Coronavirus stokes supply shortage concerns in over 85% of US providers
Demand for N95 face masks went up 585% in February
ECR meeting postponed due to coronavirus epidemic
The European Society of Radiology will move its annual meeting to mid-July