Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2020, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (2): 50-56.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2020.200036

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Teleultrasound for the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Statement from China

Xiaolong Li, MDa, Lehang Guo, MDa, Liping Sun, MDa, PhD. Wenwen Yue, MDa,*(), Huixiong Xu, MD, PhDa,*()   

  1. a Department of Medical Ultrasound, Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital, Ultrasound Research and Education Institute, Tongji University Cancer Center, Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Ultrasound Diagnosis and Treatment, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
  • Received:2020-04-12 Online:2020-06-30 Published:2020-04-17
  • Contact: PhD. Wenwen Yue, MD,Huixiong Xu, MD, PhD,;


The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly throughout the world. COVID-19 is a highly contagious and potentially lethal infection, and as a result, individuals infected with it are treated in isolation units. Teleultrasound (TUS), particularly with the support of the fifth generation (5G) wireless transmission technology, can provide timely monitoring, fast clinical progress assessment, and help to guide interventional produces for patients with COVID-19 in isolation units. It can also reduce the risk of medical workers infection and save medical resources such as equipment and supplies. The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of operating procedures and ongoing planning with TUS for COVID-19 patients in China.

Key words: Teleultrasound; COVID-19 Pandemic; Internet; 5G networks; Workflow