ABDOMINAL IMAGINGResponse to COVID-19: Minimizing Risks, Addressing Challenges and Maintaining Operations in a Complex Academic Radiology DepartmentPedrosa, Ivan MD, PhD; Browning, Travis MD; Kwon, Jeannie K. MD; Morriss, Michael MD; Matsler, Lacy MBA; Pinho, Marco C. MD; Lamus, Daniel MD; Pillai, Anil MD; Karow, Sweta Patel BAAS; Garinn, Jon MJ; Brewington, Cecelia MD; Zeikus, Eric MD; Rofsky, Neil M. MD, MHAAuthor Information From the UT Southwestern Department of Radiology, Dallas, TX. Correspondence to: Neil M. Rofsky, MD, MHA, UT Southwestern Department of Radiology, MC 8896, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390 (e-mail: neil.rofsky@UTSouthwestern.edu). Received for publication April 8, 2020; accepted April 9, 2020. I.P. and T.B. share co-first authorship. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Financial relationships not relevant to this manuscript: I.P., Bayer Healthcare, Scientific Advisory Board; HT International, stock options; T.B., Change Healthcare, consultant; M.P., ABC Medical Education, consultant; M.M., Expert Witness (money paid to UT Southwestern); N.M.R., Insightec, Advisory Board; Medscape, Advisory Board. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: 7/8 2020 - Volume 44 - Issue 4 - p 479-484 doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000001040 Buy Metrics Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has necessitated rapid response plans to minimize risks of infection in the workforce while ensuring maintenance of essential functions of radiology departments. Plan adoption is, however, challenged by the need to coordinate with institutional efforts, a rapidly expanding number of patients, and the diversity of clinical and administrative functions in the department. Here, we describe the implementation of a response plan in an academic radiology department, challenges encountered, and tactics used to address these challenges. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.