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The Role of Chest Imaging in Management in COVID-19 Pandemic
Raneen Saeed Majeed Alobaidi
Koya University/ School of Medicine/

Abstract: With more than 64 millions confirmed cases worldwide and nearly 1,488,000 deaths till now, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has emerged as an unprecedented health care crisis. The spread of COVID-19 has been heterogeneous, resulting in some regions having sporadic transmission and relatively few hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and others having community transmission that has led to overwhelming numbers of severe cases. Although mild cases mimic common upper respiratory viral infections, respiratory dysfunction becomes the principal source of morbidity and mortality as the disease advances. Thoracic imaging with chest radiography and CT are key tools for pulmonary disease diagnosis and management, and they should have important role in the management of COVID-19 patient with the multivariable context of the severity of respiratory disease.

Keywords: chest xray and chest CT role, CT pattern in initial imaging, chest imaging stages of the disease, CT reporting.

Date: 12/9/2020
PlaceKoya University/ SMED.
Caroline Yousif Daniel,
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