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Imaging Features of COVID-19: A Review Article
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020, Pages: 96-100
Received: Oct. 9, 2020; Accepted: Oct. 23, 2020; Published: Nov. 23, 2020
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Daba Abdissa, Institute of Health, School of Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Oromia, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Background: COVID-19, which is predominantly transmitted by contact between people, turns out to be a public health emergency of international concern and it lacks specificity in both clinical manifestations and laboratory tests. It mainly causes inflammatory lesions in the lungs and can also cause injury to other major organs. Imaging methods have an important role in the diagnosis and evaluation of treatment strategies for COVID-19. Computed tomography plays an important role in the diagnosis and evaluation of the severity in compliment with the RT-PCR test. Comprehensive analysis of the patient's epidemiological history, clinical symptoms, laboratory test and imaging manifestations are necessary in order to early detection, early isolation, and early management. Objective: The purpose of this review was to summarize the radiographic, CT patterns and ultrasonographic features of COVID-19 pneumonia in order to help health professionals for reliable basis for early diagnosis and management of COVID-19. Methods: The literature search for this document was carried out comprehensively by accessing PubMed, Google scholar, Web-of-Science and other data bases. In addition helpful documents were added. Result and conclusion: The most common CT features of COVID-19 are peripherally distributed ground glass opacities, crazy paving pattern and patchy consolidation. Lung ultrasound has a key role in the clinical management of patients with COVID-19 associated lung injury.
Keywords
COVID-19, Chest CT, Chest X-ray
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Daba Abdissa, Imaging Features of COVID-19: A Review Article, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2020, pp. 96-100. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20200805.13
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