CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Annals of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713345
Review Article

Current Status of Computed Tomography in Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia

Kumble Seetharama Madhusudhan
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
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Deep Narayan Srivastava
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
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Abstarct

The novel coronavirus disease, known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2), has developed into a pandemic affecting more than three million people worldwide. It predominantly affects the respiratory system and patients present with fever, dry cough, dyspnea, and myalgia. The confirmatory diagnostic test is real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction on blood or respiratory samples. Imaging with computed tomography, although not routinely recommended, may not only assist in making a diagnosis but also in assessing disease progression, assessing complications, and in prognostication. This review describes the objectives, techniques, imaging features, and reporting of computed tomography findings of SARS-CoV2 pneumonia.



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Publication Date:
11 June 2020 (online)

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