Fleischner Society Published Article in Radiology

April 7, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

In response to an invitation from Dr. David Bluemke, the editor of Radiology, 23 members of our society led by Drs. Geoffrey Rubin, Ann Leung, and Chris Ryerson have worked over the past week on a Fleischner statement titled “The Role of Chest Imaging in Patient Management during the COVID-19 pandemic”. They were aided by six non-Fleischner members with domain expertise in virology testing, infection control, and emergency medicine.


With the invitation from Radiology specifying a quick, 7-day turnaround to manuscript submission, the writing group requested and received an exemption from our society’s usual document development process by the Fleischner Executive Committee.


This Fleischner statement is scheduled to be published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 simultaneously in Radiology and CHEST. An image-rich educational repository of proven COVID- 19 cases will also be hosted on our Fleischner website as a linked supplement to the publication.


Please be on the look-out for this Fleischner statement. Let us also congratulate and thank the Fleischner writing group members for their important work and contributions!


Warm Regards,


Yoshikazu Inoue, MD, PhD

President, Executive Committee,

Fleischner Society


Geoffrey Rubin, M.D.

Chair, Publication Development and Oversight Committee
Fleischner Society

The Fleischner Society

The Fleischner Society is an international, multidisciplinary medical society for thoracic radiology, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest.  Founded in 1969 by eight radiologists whose predominant professional interests were imaging of chest diseases, the Society was named in memory of Felix Fleischner, an inspiring educator, clinician, and researcher who made many contributions to the field of chest radiology.

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PACSBin Web-Based System for DICOM Datasets

In conjunction with IPF White Paper publication, we are excited to launch the PACSBin web-based system, developed by Drs Jeff Galvin and Jason Hostetter at University of Maryland, which provides efficient scrolling of complete DICOM datasets, with corresponding histology. The initial application for this system will be in IPF, but we anticipate that it will also be suitable for use with many other conditions such as lung nodules. A link to this system will be incorporated into the Fleischner website. 

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