ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Thorax CT Findings in Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. Ahead of Print: EMJ-25993 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.25993

Thorax CT Findings in Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Mehmet Atalar1, Halil Çaylak2, Dilara Atasoy2, Nazım Çetinkaya2, Ömer Tamer Doğan3, Enes Gül1
1Department of Radiology, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Sivas Numune Hospital, Sivas, Turkey
3Department of Chest Diseases, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey

Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2). COVID 19 has high mortality rates. It has become a severe pandemic worldwide. Real-time PCR testing is still the gold standard test method for the definitive diagnosis of COVID-19 despite the possibility of false negatives. Radiological imaging methods, especially computed tomography (CT), are important assistant methods in the diagnosis and management of the disease. This review presents the role of CT in COVID-19 pneumonia, its diagnostic accuracy, thorax CT findings of the disease and differential diagnosis.

Keywords: Coronavirus, computed tomography, lung, pneumonia



Corresponding Author: Mehmet Atalar, Türkiye
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