COVID-19 Patient Data Visualization Tools
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is ideal for lung and cardiac imaging in patients with COVID-19, as it is a rapid and lower-risk imaging option providing important anatomic and functional information in real time. We are developing new computational tools that will store, analyze and display POCUS images quickly, accurately, and in a way designed to facilitate clinical decision-making. The technology will allow quantification and standardization of lung and cardiac ultrasound findings in COVID-19, which is not currently possible. While this effort is COVID-19- specific, the technology will impact and improve the care of all acutely ill patients, fundamentally changing how patients are managed both in and out of the hospital setting.