ASNR Covid-19 Resources


ASNR signs-on AMA drafted multi-society letter urging Congress to extend eligibility for the PPP loan program to include Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(6) nonprofit organizations in the final version of the next COVID-19 aid package.

ASNR Chat Forums

ASNR Chat Forums for Covid-19

Visit the new ASNR Chat Forums to connect with colleagues, ask questions and discuss Covid-19 related issues. Current forums cover the topics of:

  • Business and Financial Concerns
  • COVID-19 Diagnostic Imaging and Protocols
  • COVID-19 Neurointerventional Issues
  • Safety/PPE
  • Remote Work and Learning / Wellness / Work-Life Issues

ASNR members can log in with their member passwords to view and make postings. Nonmembers may register for an account to view the forums and make moderated posts.


ASNR Covid-19 Webinar Series

May 20, 2020 Webinar

Hotspot Focus: Case-Based Diagnostic and Endovascular Neuroradiology Review from Mount Sinai in NYC

May 20, 2020, 3:00 PM Central

**AGENDA**
Moderator: Joshua Hirsch, MD
What Have We Learned on the Diagnostic Side? (Puneet Belani, MD)
Large Vessel Stroke in Young People Makes the Nightly News and NEJM – But There’s More (Reade De Leacy, MD)
Panel Discussion, Q&A

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have strategies to:
• Discuss the COVID-19 trend in the Mount Sinai Health system
• Identify COVID-19 as an independent risk factor for Stroke
• Explain presented cases with emphasis on stroke, hemorrhage, and encephalopathies as complications of COVID-19

You can now view a recording of this webinar. CME credit is available for viewing this webinar through the ASNR Education Connection website (http://asnr.mycrowdwisdom.com)

The American Society of Neuroradiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Neuroradiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Training in the Time of COVID

Originally presented May 13, 2020

Moderators:
Tabby Kennedy, MD Associate Professor and Section Chief Neuroradiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. @tabby_kennedy
Christine Glastonbury, MBBS Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, interim Section Chief Neuroradiology, UCSF. @cmglastonbury

Speakers:
Francis Deng, MD; Elizabeth George, MD; Jeremy Ford, MD

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have strategies to:

  • To share the experience of trainees at the frontlines in the COVID19 pandemic in the USA.
  • To understand the logistical, practical and psychological effects of interruption of training programs on our future Neuroradiologists.
  • To develop a deeper appreciation of the trainees and faculty who are part of our academic and working community.

You can now view a recording of this webinar.  CME credit is available for viewing this webinar through the ASNR Education Connection website (http://asnr.mycrowdwisdom.com)

Registered attendees will be able to participate on a first-come, first-served basis (1,000 participants) and are encouraged to join the webinar a few minutes early. Please note: We will be recording the webinar and will make a link to the archived recording available on our website as soon as possible. So, rest assured that if you are unable to join the live meeting, you will still be able to view the recording at your convenience.

The American Society of Neuroradiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


What Things Look Like on the Other Side of This Pandemic

Originally presented Wednesday, May 6, 4:00-5:00 PM EST

Moderator: Joshua Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS
Status of Outbreak; Impact on Practices; Government Response – Howard Forman, MD, MBA
Emerging from the Abyss: How to Startup Your Radiology Practice – Melissa Chen, MD
Discussion/Q&A – Gregory Nicola, MD

You can now view a recording of this webinar.  CME credit is available for viewing this webinar through the ASNR Education Connection website (http://asnr.mycrowdwisdom.com)

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have strategies to:

  • Review considerations for radiology practices moving into the endemic phase  of COVID-19
  • Identifying priorities tailored to your radiology practice

The American Society of Neuroradiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Neuroradiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Combating Burnout & Promoting Wellness in the Era of COVID-19

Originally presented Wednesday, April 29, 4:00-5:00 PM EST

Moderator: Joshua Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS
Burnout in Pandemic: How Plagues Lay Us Low: Richard Gunderman, MD
Strategies that Promote Wellness for Neuroradiologists: Erin Simon Schwartz, MD
Q/A

You can now view a recording of this webinar. CME credit is available for viewing this webinar through the ASNR Education Connection website (http://asnr.mycrowdwisdom.com)

NEW THIS WEEK: Registering for the series will sign-up attendees for the rest of this webinar series. Following registration, reminder emails will be sent one-day and one-hour prior to each webinar session.

Registered attendees will be able to participate on a first-come, first-served basis (1,000 participants) and are encouraged to join the webinar a few minutes early. Please note: We will be recording the webinar and will make a link to the archived recording available on our website as soon as possible. So, rest assured that if you are unable to join the live meeting, you will still be able to view the recording at your convenience.

The American Society of Neuroradiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Neuroradiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Radiologic Manifestations of COVID-19: What Every Neurorad Should Know!

Originally presented Wed., April 22, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
Moderator: Joshua Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS
Thoracic Findings for the Neuroradiologist: Travis Henry, MD
Beyond Chest Imaging: An Update on Neuroradiological Findings: Gul Moonis, MD

You can now view a recording of this webinar.

CME credit is available for viewing this webinar through the ASNR Education Connection website (http://asnr.mycrowdwisdom.com). After viewing the recording, you will be asked to complete a brief survey. CME certificates will be added to your My Learning page after the survey is completed. Contact education@asnr.org with any questions related to CME or Education Connection.

The American Society of Neuroradiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Neuroradiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Distance Learning & Your Radiology Practice

Originally presented Wed., April 15, 4:00 PM EST
Presenters: Amit Mahajan, MD; Richard H. Wiggins, III, MD
Moderator: Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS

You can now view a recording of this webinar.

CME credit is available for viewing this webinar through the ASNR Education Connection website (http://asnr.mycrowdwisdom.com). After viewing the recording, you will be asked to complete a brief survey. CME certificates will be added to your My Learning page after the survey is completed. Contact education@asnr.org with any questions related to CME or Education Connection.

The American Society of Neuroradiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Neuroradiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Relief and Business Resources
Selected Manuscripts

COVID-19 and Involvement of the Corpus Callosum: Potential Effect of the Cytokine Storm? C. Rasmussen, I. Niculescu, S. Patel and A. Krishnan American Journal of Neuroradiology July 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6680

Pressing Issues in COVID-19: Probable Cause to Seize SARS-CoV-2 for Its Preferential Involvement of Posterior Circulation Manifesting as Severe Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome and Posterior Strokes F. D’Amore, G. Vinacci, E. Agosti, L.P. Cariddi, A.V. Terrana, F.A. Vizzari, M. Mauri and A. Giorgianni American Journal of Neuroradiology July 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6679

Possible Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection P.S. Utukuri, A. Bautista, A. Lignelli and G. Moonis American Journal of Neuroradiology July 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6714

Neuro-Thoracic Radiologists “Corner”: Incidental Pulmonary Findings on a Neck MRI Leading to the Diagnosis of COVID-19
P. Smith, M. Bilello and S. Mohan
American Journal of Neuroradiology July 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6699

Occam’s Razor, Stroke and COVID-19
N. Morelli, M. Spallazzi, E. Rota and E. Michieletti
American Journal of Neuroradiology July 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6656

Reply:
Michael F. Goldberg, Morton F. Goldberg, R. Cerejo and A.H. Tayal
American Journal of Neuroradiology July 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6686

Initial Stroke Thrombectomy Experience in New York City during the COVID-19 Pandemic
K.A. Yaeger, J.T. Fifi, J. Lara-Reyna, C. Rossitto, T. Ladner, B. Yim, T. Hardigan, G.A. Maragkos, T. Shigematsu, S. Majidi and J. Mocco

Level of Evidence during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Making the Case for Case Series and Case Reports
I. Ikuta

Intraluminal Carotid Artery Thrombus in COVID-19: Another Danger of Cytokine Storm?
A.Y. Mohamud, B. Griffith, M. Rehman, D. Miller, A. Chebl, S.C. Patel, B. Howell, M. Kole and H. Marin

Acute Common Carotid Artery Bifurcation Thrombus: An Emerging Pattern of Acute Strokes in Patients with COVID-19?
E. Gulko, W. Gomes, S. Ali, F. Al-Mufti and H. Mehta
American Journal of Neuroradiology July 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6657

COVID-19 Is an Independent Risk Factor for Acute Ischemic Stroke
P. Belani, J. Schefflein, S. Kihira, B. Rigney, B.N. Delman, K. Mahmoudi, J. Mocco, S. Majidi, J. Yeckley, A. Aggarwal, D. Lefton and A.H. Doshi
American Journal of Neuroradiology June 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6650

COVID-19–Associated Bifacial Weakness with Paresthesia Subtype of Guillain-Barré Syndrome
K.L. Hutchins, J.H. Jansen, A.D. Comer, R.V. Scheer, G.S. Zahn, A.E. Capps, L.M. Weaver and N.A. Koontz
American Journal of Neuroradiology June 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6654

Leukoencephalopathy Associated with Severe COVID-19 Infection: Sequela of Hypoxemia?
M. Lang, K. Buch, M.D. Li, W.A. Mehan, A.L. Lang, T.M. Leslie-Mazwi and S.P. Rincon
American Journal of Neuroradiology June 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6671

Neurovascular Complications in COVID-19 Infection: Case Series; A.M. Franceschi, R. Arora, R. Wilson, L. Giliberto, R.B. Libman and M. Castillo, 

COVID-19–Associated Miller Fisher Syndrome: MRI Findings, J.E. Lantos, S.B. Strauss and E. Lin; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6609

Evolving Neuroimaging Findings during COVID-19, R. Jain; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, Ahead of Print DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6658

Atypical Deep Cerebral Vein Thrombosis with Hemorrhagic Venous Infarction in a COVID-19-Positive Patient, L. Chougar, N. Shor, B. Mathon, V. Degos, and N. Weiss; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, Ahead of Print DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6641

CT Scanning in Suspected Stroke or Head Trauma: Is it Worth to go the Extra Mile and Include the Chest to Screen for COVID-19 Infection?, R.M. Kwee, J. Krdzalic, B.A.C.M. Fasen, T.M.H. de Jaegere and for the COVID-19 CT Investigators South-East Netherlands (CISEN) Study Group; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6607

Preserving Access: A Review of Stroke Thrombectomy during the COVID-19 Pandemic, T.M. Leslie-Mazwi, K.M. Fargen, M. Levitt, C.P. Derdeyn, S.K. Feske, A.B. Patel and J.A. Hirsch; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6606

Hemorrhagic Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome as a Manifestation of COVID-19 Infection, A.M. Franceschi, O. Ahmed, L. Giliberto and M. Castillo; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6595

Neuroradiologists and the Novel Coronavirus, M.U. Antonucci, J.M. Reagan and M. Yazdani; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6596

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis associated with COVID-19, D.D. Cavalcanti, E. Raz, M. Shapiro, S. Dehkharghani, S. Yaghi, K. Lillemoe, E. Nossek, J. Torres, R. Jain, H.A. Riina, A. Radmanesh, and P.K.Nelson; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6644

Neuroimaging Findings in Patients with COVID-19, P. Nicholson, L. Alshafai, and T. Krings; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6630

Cerebrovascular Disease in COVID-19, Michael F. Goldberg, Morton F. Goldberg, R. Cerejo and A.H. Tayal; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6588

How the Lives of Neuroradiologists and Neurosurgeons Have Been Changed by COVID-19, M.I. Vargas and T.R. Meling; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6562

Asymptomatic COVID-19: What the Neuroradiologist Needs to Know about Pulmonary Manifestations, R.F. Barajas, G. Rufener, J. Starkey, T. Duncan and C. Fuss; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6561

Novel Coronavirus: What Neuroradiologists Should Do, C. Jain, V. Bhatia and A. Kumar; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6550

Neurological Involvement in COVID-19: Cause or Coincidence? A Neuroimaging Perspective, A. Pons-Escoda, P. Naval-Baudín, C. Majós, A. Camins, P. Cardona, M. Cos, and N. Calvo; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, Ahead of Print DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6627

Brain Imaging Utilization and Findings in COVID-19: A Single Academic Center Experience in the Epicenter of Disease in the United States, A. Radmanesh, E. Raz, E. Zan, A. Derman, and M. Kaminetzky; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, Ahead of Print DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6610

Surprise Diagnosis of COVID-19 following Neuroimaging Evaluation for Unrelated Reasons during the Pandemic in Hot Spots, R. Jain, M. Young, S. Dogra, H. Kennedy, V. Nguyen, and E. Raz; American Journal of Neuroradiology May 2020, Ahead of Print

Neuroradiologists, Be Mindful of the Neuroinvasive Potential of COVID-19, M. Morris and V.M. Zohrabian; American Journal of Neuroradiology April 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6551

“No Man is an Island” John Donne, C.C.T. Lim and K. Tsuchiya; American Journal of Neuroradiology April 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6544

The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Radiology Practices

Neurointervention for emergent large vessel occlusion during the covid-19 pandemic

Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery recommendations for the care of emergent neurointerventional patients in the setting of covid-19

European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT) recommendations for optimal interventional neurovascular management in the covid-19 era

Expanded Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UC-MSCs) as a Therapeutic Strategy In Managing Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients: The Case for Compassionate Use

Central nervous system manifestations of COVID-19: A systematic review. J. Neurol. Sci. Published Apr. 11, 2020

A First Case of Meningitis/Encephalitis associated with SARS-Coronavirus-2. International Journal of Infectious Diseases (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.03.062

COVID-19–associated Acute Hemorrhagic Necrotizing Encephalopathy: CT and MRI Features. Published March 31, 2020

The Role of Chest Imaging in Patient Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multinational Consensus Statement from the Fleischner Society. Published April 7 2020

Essentials for Radiologists on COVID-19: An Update—Radiology Scientific Expert Panel, Published Feb 27, 2020

Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2, Published March 17, 2020

Radiology Department Preparedness for COVID-19: Radiology Scientific Expert Panel, Published  March 16, 2020

Guidelines from University of Washington, Published April 8, 2020

Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China, Published February 28, 2020

Covid-19 in Critically Ill Patients in the Seattle Region — Case Series, Published March 30, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: What the Department of Radiology Should Know. Kooraki S, Hosseiny M, Myers L, Gholamrezanezhad A. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: What the Department of Radiology Should Know. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Apr;17(4):447-451.

Advisors of Expert SARS group of Hospital Authority. Effectiveness of precautions against droplets and contact in prevention of nosocomial transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Seto WH, Tsang D, Yung RW, Ching TY, Ng TK, Ho M, Ho LM, Peiris JS; Lancet. 2003 May 3;361(9368):1519-20. PMID: 12737864

From the Eye of the Storm: Multi-institutional Practical Perspectives on Neuroradiology from the Covid-19 Outbreak in New York City. C.D. Phillips, D.R. Shatzkes, G. Moonis, K.A. Hsu, A. Doshi, and C.G. Filippi; American Journal of Neuroradiology April 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6565

Novel Coronavirus: What Neuroradiologists as Citizens of the World Need to Know. A. Mahajan and J.A. Hirsch; 

Actions and Advocacy

ASNR signs on a letter to Congressional leaders that was organized by the American Medical Association and signed by 114 state medical societies and national specialty organizations opposing efforts to include surprise medical billing provisions in the new COVID-19 relief legislation under discussion in Congress. The letter makes the point that legislation to address the current public health emergency is not the appropriate vehicle or time to address this issue when agreement in significant outstanding issues remains elusive.

ASNR signs on AMA drafted letter that strongly urges HHS to utilize its authority under the public health emergency declaration to preserve patient access to care and mitigate financial distress due to the pandemic by implementing the office visit increases as planned while waiving budget neutrality requirements for the new Medicare office visit payment policy.

The AMA has continued to press HHS to swiftly distribute funds to assist those physicians who have not previously received any money from the Provider Relief Fund. We are pleased the Department announced it is moving forward to provide some relief. HHS expects to distribute approximately $15 billion to eligible physicians and organizations that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs and have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Allocation. Starting June 10, HHS plans to launch a portal that will allow eligible physicians and organizations to report their annual patient revenue data and other necessary information to receive a payment equal to at least 2 percent of reported gross revenues from patient care.

Attached is a sign-on letter to congressional leadership urging them to include liability protections for physicians in the next COVID-19 relief package, and in particular the protections that are included in the bipartisan bill, H.R. 7059, the “Coronavirus Provider Protection Act,” introduced by Reps. Phil Roe, MD (R-TN) and Lou Correa (D-CA).

FDA Issues New Policy for Imaging Systems During COVID-19. Read the guidance.

ASNR signs-on AMA drafted letter to Congressional leadership regarding inclusion of support for physician practices in any economic stimulus package.

Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research letter regarding Phase 3-Emergency Supplemental Funding to Respond to COVID-19 (ASNR is a member of the Academy).

ASNR signs-on AMA drafted multi-society letter regarding HHS emergency funding

ASNR signs-on AMA drafted letter to Congressional leadership requesting additional support for physician practices in the fourth COVID-19 legislative package that is being developed.

AMA Urges Governors to Adopt Emergency Response Protections for Physicians

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Recommendations: Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase 1

FDA Survey: The FDA requested ASNR to complete a survey regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the agency requested to obtain feedback related to medical device shortages in our area of specialty. This feedback provided will help the FDA determine where to focus efforts to mitigate shortages of medical products. We thank those members that completed the targeted survey as we were only able to allow for 9 responses due to FDA regulations and policy.

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