Technical ArticleGuidelines for Ultrasound in the Radiology Department During the COVID-19 PandemicSheth, Sheila MD∗; Fetzer, David MD†; Frates, Mary MD‡; Needleman, Laurence MD§; Middleton, William MD∥; Jones, Jill MD¶; Podrasky, Ann MD#; Mankowski Gettle, Lori MD, MBA∗∗Author Information ∗Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD †University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX ‡Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA §Vascular Center, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA ∥Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO ¶University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS #Radiology Associates of South Florida, Miami, FL ∗∗University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI. Received for publication May 26, 2020; accepted June 9, 2020. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Address correspondence to: Lori Mankowski Gettle, MD, MBA, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 Highland Ave, CSC E3/380, Madison, WI 53792 (e-mail: [email protected]). Supplemental digital contents are available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s Web site (www.ultrasound-quarterly.com). Ultrasound Quarterly: September 2020 - Volume 36 - Issue 3 - p 200-205 doi: 10.1097/RUQ.0000000000000526 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The virus can be spread by close person-to-person contact primarily by respiratory droplets. Given the close proximity of the sonographer or sonologist with the patient during ultrasound examinations, special precautions should be taken to limit the exposure of radiology personnel to patients with coronavirus disease 2019 while still providing optimal patient care. Methods covered in this article include modified workflow, close scrutiny and prioritization of imaging orders, and design of targeted ultrasound protocols. These guidelines summarize the personal experience and insight of multiple colleagues who lead ultrasound sections or are experts in the field. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.