Published online May 28, 2021. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v13.i5.102
Peer-review started: January 10, 2021
First decision: April 6, 2021
Revised: April 10, 2021
Accepted: May 10, 2021
Article in press: May 10, 2021
Published online: May 28, 2021
Core Tip: In coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing, there is a need for quick and accurate diagnosis of the disease. This has affirmed the significance of medical imaging (chest radiography and computed tomography) in the battle against COVID-19. The pandemic and the consequent mitigation measures have had a significant impact on the practices in medical imaging. Despite the large and dynamic challenge presented, patient safety and care are paramount. Necessary precautions must be instituted to ensure the safety of medical imaging professionals, patients and the public. As the pandemic continues to ravage our globe, medical imaging service providers need to exercise flexibility without compromising on patient safety.