Imaging in corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-A scoping review.

Jajodia, Ankush; Ebner, Lukas; Heidinger, Benedikt; Chaturvedi, Arvind; Prosch, Helmut (2020). Imaging in corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-A scoping review. European journal of radiology open, 7(100237), p. 100237. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ejro.2020.100237

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Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) originated in the Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in November 2019 and has since been declared a pandemic by the WHO. COVID-19 is an acute infectious disease, primarily affecting the respiratory system. Currently, real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) performed on respiratory specimens is considered the reference by which to diagnose COVID-19. However, the limitations of RT-PCR, specifically, the fact that it is time-consuming and inadequate for the assessment of disease severity, have affected the process of epidemiological disease containment and has taken a toll on the healthcare management chain. As the risk of infection for other patients and personnel must be kept to a minimum, the indications for imaging have to be carefully considered. Imaging is primarily performed in patients with a negative RT-PCR, but a high clinical suspicion of COVID-19, or, in patients with diagnosed COVID-19 who are suffering from moderate to severe symptoms. In this article, we review the typical imaging findings in COVID-19, the differential diagnoses, and common complications.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Ebner, Lukas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2352-0477

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Maria de Fatima Henriques Bernardo

Date Deposited:

26 May 2020 11:25

Last Modified:

26 Aug 2020 01:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ejro.2020.100237

PubMed ID:

32395567

Uncontrolled Keywords:

COVID-19 ground-glass infection pneumonia

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.144066

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/144066

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