Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Role of Chest CT in Diagnosis and Management.

@article{Li2020CoronavirusD2,
  title={Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Role of Chest CT in Diagnosis and Management.},
  author={Yan Li and Liming Xia},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2020},
  pages={
          1-7
        }
}
  • Yan Li, L. Xia
  • Published 4 March 2020
  • Medicine
  • AJR. American journal of roentgenology
OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to determine the misdiagnosis rate of radiologists for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and evaluate the performance of chest CT in the diagnosis and management of COVID-19. The CT features of COVID-19 are reported and compared with the CT features of other viruses to familiarize radiologists with possible CT patterns. MATERIALS AND METHODS. This study included the first 51 patients with a diagnosis of COVID-19 infection confirmed by nucleic acid… 
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