publication . Article . 2021

The Utility of Chest CT imaging in suspected or diagnosed COVID-19 Patients – a review of literature

Stephen Machnicki; Dhara Patel; Anup Singh; Arunabh Talwar; Bushra Mina; Margarita Oks; Priyanka Makkar; David Naidich; Atul Mehta; Nicholas Hill; ...
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2021 Journal: Chest (issn: 0012-3692, eissn: 1931-3543, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Published by Elsevier Inc under license from the American College of Chest Physicians.
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating medical and economic consequences globally. The severity of COVID-19 is related, in a large measure, to the extent of pulmonary involvement. The role of chest CT in the management of patients with COVID-19 has evolved since the onset of the pandemic. Specifically, the description of CT findings, use of CT chest in various acute and subacute settings and its usefulness in predicting chronic disease have been better defined. We performed a review of published data on CT scans in COVID-19 patients. A summary of the range of imaging findings, from typical to less common abnormalities is provided. Familiarity with these findi...
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free text keywords: CHEST Reviews, Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
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