Role of HRCT Scan of Chest in the Evaluation of COVID-19 Pneumonia

Authors

  • Md Hafizur Rahman Professor, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Rajshahi Medical College, Bangladesh
  • Nashid Amir Radiologist, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh
  • Md Anisur Rahman Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Rajshahi Medical College, Bangladesh
  • AHM Tohurul Islam Associate Professor, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Rajshahi Medical College, Bangladesh
  • Md Saiful Islam Associate Professor, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Rajshahi Medical College, Bangladesh
  • Md Durrul Huda Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Rajshahi Medical College, Bangladesh
  • Md Sharif Chowdhury Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Rajshahi Medical College, Bangladesh
  • ASM Zakir Hossain Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging, NIDCH, Dhaka. Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/taj.v34i1.54914

Keywords:

HRCT Chest, COVID-19 pneumonia, Ground glass opacities, Consolidation, Crazy paving, organizing pneumonia

Abstract

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. It is a highly contagious viral disease spreading worldwide, with a rapid increase in the number of cases & deaths. COVID-19 pneumonia is characterized by fever, fatigue, dry cough, and dyspnea with other systemic features such as diarrhea, altered sensorium, stroke & multi-organ failure. HRCT chest is one of the most sensitive modalities for early detection of COVID-19 pneumonia & monitor the outcome of these patients. It is an important complement to the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests. HRCT shows high specificity & sensitivity in detection of COVID-19 pneumonia being 90.7% & 70.8% respectively. In this pandemic situation, proper diagnosis & management of COVID-19 positive cases largely depends on HRCT findings & severity scoring.

TAJ 2021; 34: No-1: 109-114

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Published

2021-07-19

How to Cite

Rahman, M. H., Amir, N., Rahman, M. A., Islam, A. T., Islam, M. S., Huda, M. D., Chowdhury, M. S., & Hossain, A. Z. (2021). Role of HRCT Scan of Chest in the Evaluation of COVID-19 Pneumonia. TAJ: Journal of Teachers Association, 34(1), 109–114. https://doi.org/10.3329/taj.v34i1.54914

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