COVID-19's Impact on Radiologic Research

Shutdowns and surges positively and negatively affecting research

In early 2020, research labs around the world swiftly shut down in the wake of a virus that had been declared a pandemic. As research resources were redirected toward understanding and ending the pandemic, radiologic researchers expressed concern that halting non-COVID-19 research indefinitely would put clinical imaging research behind by two to three years. The shut downs and surges have had unforeseen effects on research—for better and worse.

Read the RSNA News article on how COVID-19 has affected research in radiology, The Pandemic’s Unexpected Impacts on Radiologic Research and read the Radiology study, “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Radiology Research Enterprise: Radiology Scientific Expert Panel."

May 2023 infographic COVID and Research