COVID-19 Guidance


COVID-19 has caused tremendous shifts and changes in all radiologists practices throughout this province including both hospital and community clinics. Most outpatient imaging at the hospitals have now been limited and the volumes at clinics are likewise reduced. The BCRS is doing our best to help our members and stakeholders navigate these unchartered waters.

While Radiologists and their front line colleagues deal with the crisis day in and day out, it has been impressive to see rapid coordination between all regulatory bodies, the health authorities and the government. Radiologists have a key role in managing our resources, and the radiology medical leads as well as the BCRS representatives are part of frequent meetings among all imaging stakeholders in the province.  Bulletins will continue to be issued by health authorities to provide updates, and there have been useful guidelines on patient screening and enhanced sterilization put out by our partners at the CAR. We will do our best to keep this page updated with the most current information.

Updates released this week (March 29-April 4

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada: COVID-19 Update on Wellness: Guidance from the  Canadian Society of Physician Leaders

Canadian Medical. Association: COVID-19 Update to Members

UPDATED March 30: Canadian Society of Thoracic Radiology and CAR Statement on COVID-19

College Connector – Volume 8, no. 2 |March/April – Latest COVID-19 updates including an update regarding scope of practice

Updates released this week (March 22-28)

BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19: Critical Care and Acute Care Hospitalization Modelling Report

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use Guidance documents from Ontario Health and Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (French)

UPDATED March 25: Canadian Association for Interventional Radiolgy and Canadian Association of Radiologists Joint  Statement for COVID-19 and Interventional Radiology Procedures

College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC COVID-19 Updates – including Announcements from the Public Health Officer & Regulatory Updates

Update on the coronavirus outbreak and impact to the Royal College

Doctors of BC President urges physicians to reach out to the public on COVID-19

Position Statements released March 15-21:

Association des Radiologistes du Quebec COVID-19: Recommendations from the Medical Imaging Committee (English)

The Canadian Association of Radiologists and the Canadian Society on Thoracic Radiology’s Statement on COVID-19 Management in Imaging Departments

Canadian Society of Breast Imaging and Canadian Association of Radiologists Joint Position Statement on COVID-19

Click here to see all CAR Position Statements and Guidelines as well as other related Resources

Other Guidance documents and information

BC Ministry of Health

BC Centre for Disease Control

VGH Infographic:  Emergency Radiology Reporting Room Rules

Shared with the permission of VGH Emergency Radiology Dept