The American College of Radiology and numerous other medical societies want Health and Human Services to send physicians “immediate financial assistance” to help them weather the coronavirus storm.

Nisha Mehta, MD, recently reported that she's fielded numerous requests from physicians hoping to get the word out about their COVID-19 experiences. 

Wexner Medical Center imaging leader Jeannie Danker, 60, passed in late March due to complications from COVID-19. 

The doc-certification group said diagnostic radiology testing slated to start in May will, instead, be shelved until November.  

Physician-owned TRA Medical Imaging said the policy change will take effect immediately and apply across all of its managed locations. 

The partnerships are aimed at addressing the availability of much-needed ventilators, respirators and face shields, essential to the treatment of coronavirus patients, officials said Tuesday. 

Friday marked a glorious occasion for aspiring radiologists, but for many the merriment was muted because of restrictions on large gatherings.

The Chicago-based imaging giant said the increase in manufacturing capacity will also include greater output of ultrasound devices, patient monitors and ventilators.

The group noted that officials across the country are urging individuals to stay at home, where possible, and nonurgent imaging is no exception. 

Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine grabbed the top spot, with Harvard and the University of California, San Francisco, rounding out the top three. 

A recent survey found that younger rads are turned off by corporatization in the specialty. Radiology Business spoke with the author to better understand the results. 

One group of imaging veterans said managers must not lose sight of the “people” aspect of their response, as this situation continues to unfold.