CEO William Thorwarth Jr., MD, outlined ACR’s apprehension in a recent letter to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

“We are hearing significant and growing concern from our member physicians that they cannot secure needed supplies to safely reopen," said James Madara, MD, chief executive of the American Medical Association. 

The Nashville-based physician firm said such visits have occurred across 34 states and in hospitals, offices, urgent care clinics and post-acute settings. 

In just a few short months, Beaumont Health system has delayed about 9,500 imaging exams, along with thousands more procedures. 

Los Angeles County hospital leaders have dubbed the initiative as “Better Together Health,” with radio and TV commercials using tag lines such as “Life may be on pause. Your health isn’t,” and “Get care when you need it.”

Novant Health UVA Health System recently announced the resumption of such care at its medical centers in the communities of Manassas and Haymarket. 

Scientists with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Stanford recently discovered this “troubling” trend by analyzing care data from nearly every state.

Advanced Radiology said its goal is to better manage patient flow while also providing the “safest possible exam experience” for all parties involved. 

An expert task force convened by the Radiological Society of North America has authored a 7-page document to guide radiology departments and practices through the current public-health crisis. 

The society's Case Collection includes a bevy of resources across subspecialties, offering images, patient info, final/differential diagnoses and discussions. 

Another 9% who believe they actually have COVID-19 are also forgoing care, according to a new Gallup consumer poll of 1,000 adults.

The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance is asking the agency to incorporate recommendations from the Fleischner Society into its provider recommendations.