What is the risk of getting sick for e-cigarette fans?

If you vape, and you have shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, it may not be COVID-19 at all. Radiologists and medical imaging scientists sound the alarm about a new disease spreading across the planet, associated precisely with electronic smoking cigarettes. The first reports on a new disease began to appear at the end of 2019, long before the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called the disease EVALI — e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury, in other words, a lung disease…


The polyclinics converted to outpatient CT centers started to admit COVID-19 patients. A novel routing mechanism is there to secure access to radiological and instrumental diagnostic methods for patients with physical illnesses or cancer

Experts: Moscow is ready for another peak of COVID-19

22 polyclinics have been converted to outpatient CT centers. Each Moscow district has at least one that operates twenty-four-seven. There, patients will receive a comprehensive clinical examination, incl. CT study, based on the indications. According to Stanislav Samburskiy, CMO of the Moscow Center of Diagnostics & Telemedicine will be responsible for supervision over the quality of radiology and instrumental exams. …


Not long ago I published an article about the use of computed tomography (CT) to scan chest organs in patients with suspected COVID-19. The article resonated with the audience while CT imaging was positively acknowledged both in Moscow and New York. Some readers, being also regular health care consumers, expressed concern about the safety of imaging studies in the article titled: “Computed tomography causes cancer”. Prof. Sergey Morozov, CEO of Moscow Center of Diagnostics & Telemedicine explained to Stanislav Samburskiy when CT can actually be harmful.

Prof. Sergey Morozov

Why do we need CT?

Around 49% of the symptomatic patients who have positive PCR test results manifest chest…


Stanislav Samburskiy talked with Sergey Morozov, CEO of the Moscow Center of Diagnostics & Telemedicine, and Maxim Smolyarchuk, Deputy Chief Officer of Radiology and Instrumental Diagnostics for Radionuclide Diagnostics in Moscow.

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Cancer patients will be examined at PET-centers in Moscow using a new radiopharmaceutical agent — fluorine-18-PSMA. Patients with recurrent prostate cancer after a radical treatment — surgery or radiation therapy — will undergo this diagnostic testing.

About 37,000 patients with prostate cancer are under the observation of Moscow doctors. Recurrence of cancer is identified in at least 30% of cases. Diagnostics is complicated by the fact that not all…


Stanislav Samburskiy talked with Sergey Morozov, the Chief Specialist in Radiation and Instrumental Diagnostics and CEO of the Moscow Center of Diagnostics & Telemedicine.

The use of computed tomography in outpatient computed tomography centers (OCTC) is entirely consistent with the clinical data and global best practices. This is also an effective tool for diagnosing the coronavirus infection COVID-19

In April the Moscow clinics had seen a surge in the number of patients suspected for COVID-19, including those in critical condition. A need had emerged to employ mass screening techniques to facilitate early diagnosis of the COVID-19 infection.

To accomplish this…


COVID computed tomography centers at the Moscow outpatient clinics are gradually being returned to normal. Stanislav Samburskiy and Elena Bukolova talked with Sergey Morozov, the Chief Specialist in Radiation and Instrumental Diagnostics and CEO of the Moscow Center of Diagnostics & Telemedicine about the options available to people in Moscow for COVID-19 testing. Also, he emphasized the role of outpatient CT scanning in diagnosing coronavirus and named the Moscow regions with the highest patient attendance.

Professor Sergey Morozov, MD, PhD

- Professor Morozov, let’s review the activities of the Moscow outpatient computed tomography centers (OCTC) seen during the recent two months. …


To date, 12 of the 46 Moscow COVID outpatient computed tomography centers (OCTC) have been transferred back to normal operation. Previously, these centers were opened in the city clinics for the examination of people with suspected COVID-19 and flu symptoms. For two months during their operation, 150 thousand people were tested by the COVID outpatient centers. The most significant number of studies were conducted in Mitino. In this area of ​​Moscow, 205 patients were examined daily at OCTCs. …


Russia celebrates Medical Worker Day on the third Sunday of June. This year, most holidays are being held online, and the Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine celebrated its professional holiday online too. On June 21, Doctor’s TV channel, with the support of the Center, held a virtual concert dedicated to the Medical Worker Day. Doctors, musicians, actors, TV hosts, and more than 800,000 spectators took part. The concert participants congratulated the entire medical community on their professional holiday and thanked them for the work done.

Unlike regular concerts, not only various celebrities but also members of the medical community went…


Diagnosing diseases is a complex process, especially when it comes to a new infection. A set of diagnostic studies helps to interpret the clinical picture of the patient correctly and to propose the right treatment plan. The Moscow healthcare system adopted the following approach: outpatient computed tomography centers for patients with suspected coronavirus infection were opened at 48 metropolitan polyclinics from the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak. Under the supervision of therapists, a set of examinations was carried out: smears for PCR, a blood test for signs of inflammation, pulse oximetry to assess blood oxygen saturation, and ECG, including computer…

Stanislav E. Samburskiy

Chief marketing officer of Research and Practical Clinical Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine Technologies of the Moscow Healthсare Department, МВА

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