Purpose: Help radiologists recognize the findings of COVID-19 infection as seen on chest CT exams and reduce variability in reporting these findings to referring providers. This is based on the four-category COVID-19 reporting system described by the joint RSNA, ACR, and STR consensus statement.
Description: The tool integrates with the radiologist’s report generating system and presents a choice of the four categories (Typical, Indeterminate, Atypical, and Negative). For ease of reference, this can be entered using an infographic that outlines the imaging findings associated with each category as well as some example images for the non-negative categories.
How to use: The radiologist should describe the imaging findings on the exam using their own language as usual in the Findings section of the report. In the Impression section of the report, the radiologist can activate the Assist tool and choose the appropriate category for the study from either the infographic or the pick tool; the tool will insert the standardized language into the impression section of their report. The radiologist can include any additional language in the impression that may be required.
Note: By default, the generated standardized language will include the RSNA/ACR/STR proposed codes in square brackets (e.g., “[Cov19Typ]”). If this behavior is not desired, the tool allows the radiologist to turn this feature off.
Coming Soon: This page will contain an integrated simulation of the COVID-19 module.
In the meantime, please click here to simulate the COVID-19 Module