|Dr. Sandeep Kawrla, MD||Dr. Ian Chan, MD, MPH|
|Associate Director, Radiology at Medanta Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India||Chief Radiology Resident at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada|
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Coronaviruses are known for causing respiratory diseases ranging from SARS to MERS and most recently discovered coronavirus causes disease COVID-19. The world has seen a drastic increase in the cases of coronavirus from its first known case on December 31, 2020. Being air-borne and human contact transmission, it’s affecting many people around the world. WHO has categorized it to be a pandemic.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell.
Radiology and COVID 19
Radiology testing methods play a very important in understanding patient’s diagnosis. Radiology is fundamental in any findings to know the similarities in patients of COVID-19, and to understand if they are consistent with all the patients.
We believe radiology offers interesting facts in helping the treatment, diagnosis and patient care. MICR has started an innovative measure to gather all the updates from the current diagnosis of patients and procedures being followed by the hospitals for their care and treatment.
We invite all the doctors, researchers of radiology working on prevention and diagnosis of COVID-19 around the world
This special issue on COVID-19, accepts articles from all the categories of medical imaging that involves prognosis, treatment, diagnosis, patient care, novel findings related to COVID-19. In many cases radiology testing have become important to confirm the presence of the virus in patient.
So, we invite you all to share your research, review, case reports, clinical image, short video articles with MICR, so the doctors around the world can access the information for betterment of patient care.
Tentative Timeline of Special Issue
Special Issue Announcement: Martch 31, 2020
Manuscript Submissions Begin: April 10, 2020
Manuscript Submission Due: April 30, 2020
Peer-Review Completion: May 30, 2020
Expected Publication Date: June 2020
You can also share your manuscript to http://www.editorialmanager.com/usg/. Upon acceptance, the manuscript is published on the journal webpage regardless of the special issue release date.