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Months into the pandemic, there are still so many unknowns about COVID-19. Does age or ethnicity affect how likely a COVID patient is to be admitted to the ICU? Are patients who don’t enter the ICU more likely to end up back in the hospital later? And do comorbidities—other health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease, that may worsen someone’s COVID-19 case—have any affect on how long a coronavirus patient is hospitalized for?

A new website called COVID19questions.org hopes to answer these questions, and more, based on real patient medical record data from more than 200 hospitals. The site was created by a research consortium of 12 hospital systems, including UC San Diego Health and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, called Reliable Response Data Discovery, and funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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No one hospital has treated enough COVID-19 patients to parse out any patterns

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Sep 25, 2020 (MARKITWIRED via COMTEX) —
Medical imaging has played an important role in the healthcare industry. The prevalence of various chronic conditions among patients has augmented the need for advanced diagnostics, paving the way for computer-aided detection services for debilitating conditions such as cancers. Due to its precise technology, computer-aided detection services are able to detect anomalies in the fledgling stages, allowing patients to undergo timely treatment and prevent further complications. Technological enhancements in the form of nanomaterials, big data analytics and 3D/4D imaging have largely simplified the entire computer-aided detection process, producing highly accurate results.

However, the onset of COVID-19 has dented growth prospects of the market. Imposition of nationwide lockdowns has generated a reduction in the number of hospital visits for preventive care, leading to a dip in medical imaging services for the

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