CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Annals of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714158
Review Article

Role of Chest Radiographs during COVID-19 Pandemic

Ashu Seith Bhalla
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Manisha Jana
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Priyanka Naranje
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Smita Manchanda
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Across the globe, computed tomography is the most widely used imaging modality mentioned in the published literature on the recent COVID-19 pandemic. However, in terms of availability, ease of use, and sanitization of the equipment; chest radiograph is a much more feasible option. However, interpretation of radiographs needs expertise to achieve appropriate diagnostic accuracy. This article will discuss its current role in diagnosis and severity assessment, as well as a systematic approach toward interpretation.



Publication History

Publication Date:
04 July 2020 (online)

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