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CT findings of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.
BMC Med Imaging. 2020 06 23; 20(1):70.BM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

We aimed to describe the chest CT findings in sixty-seven patients infected by Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

METHODS

We retrospectively reviewed 67 patients hospitalized in Ruian People's Hospital. All the patients received the positive diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The CT and clinical data were collected between January 23rd, 2020 and February 10th, 2020. The CT images were analyzed by the senior radiologists.

RESULTS

There are 54 patients with positive CT findings and 13 patients with negative CT findings. The typical CT findings in hospitalized patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection were ground glass opacities (42/54), lesions located in the peripheral area (50/54), multiple lesions (46/54), and lesions located in the lower lobes (42/54). There were less typical CT findings, including air bronchogram (18/54), pleural thickening or pleural effusion (14/54), consolidation (12/54), lesions in the upper lobes (12/54), interlobular septal thickening (11/54), reversed halo sign (9/54), single lesion (8/54), air cavities (4/54), bronchial wall thickening (3/54), and intrathoracic lymph node enlargement (2/54).

CONCLUSIONS

CT features can play an important role in the early diagnosis and follow-up of COVID-19 patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Radiology, Ruian People's Hospital, Wenzhou, 325200, China.Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital & Shenzhen Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Shenzhen, 518116, China.Department of Infectious Disease, Ruian People's Hospital, Wenzhou, 325200, China.Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital & Shenzhen Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Shenzhen, 518116, China.Department of Infectious Disease, Ruian People's Hospital, Wenzhou, 325200, China.Department of Radiology, Ruian People's Hospital, Wenzhou, 325200, China.Department of Biology, Gordon College, Wenham, MA, 01984, USA.College of Medical Imaging, Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Shanghai, 201318, China. pengwx@sumhs.edu.cn.Department of Infectious Disease, Ruian People's Hospital, Wenzhou, 325200, China. sunxue0806@126.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32576224

Citation

Wang, Xiaoyang, et al. "CT Findings of Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2." BMC Medical Imaging, vol. 20, no. 1, 2020, p. 70.
Wang X, Liu C, Hong L, et al. CT findings of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. BMC Med Imaging. 2020;20(1):70.
Wang, X., Liu, C., Hong, L., Yuan, C., Ding, J., Jia, Q., Sun, G., Peng, W., & Sun, Q. (2020). CT findings of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. BMC Medical Imaging, 20(1), 70. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12880-020-00471-6
Wang X, et al. CT Findings of Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2. BMC Med Imaging. 2020 06 23;20(1):70. PubMed PMID: 32576224.
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TY - JOUR T1 - CT findings of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. AU - Wang,Xiaoyang, AU - Liu,Chenbin, AU - Hong,Liang, AU - Yuan,Cuiyun, AU - Ding,Jiguang, AU - Jia,Qing, AU - Sun,Gangqiang, AU - Peng,Wenxian, AU - Sun,Qingfeng, Y1 - 2020/06/23/ PY - 2020/02/16/received PY - 2020/06/16/accepted PY - 2020/6/25/entrez PY - 2020/6/25/pubmed PY - 2020/7/3/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - CT imaging KW - SARS-CoV-2 SP - 70 EP - 70 JF - BMC medical imaging JO - BMC Med Imaging VL - 20 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe the chest CT findings in sixty-seven patients infected by Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 67 patients hospitalized in Ruian People's Hospital. All the patients received the positive diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The CT and clinical data were collected between January 23rd, 2020 and February 10th, 2020. The CT images were analyzed by the senior radiologists. RESULTS: There are 54 patients with positive CT findings and 13 patients with negative CT findings. The typical CT findings in hospitalized patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection were ground glass opacities (42/54), lesions located in the peripheral area (50/54), multiple lesions (46/54), and lesions located in the lower lobes (42/54). There were less typical CT findings, including air bronchogram (18/54), pleural thickening or pleural effusion (14/54), consolidation (12/54), lesions in the upper lobes (12/54), interlobular septal thickening (11/54), reversed halo sign (9/54), single lesion (8/54), air cavities (4/54), bronchial wall thickening (3/54), and intrathoracic lymph node enlargement (2/54). CONCLUSIONS: CT features can play an important role in the early diagnosis and follow-up of COVID-19 patients. SN - 1471-2342 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32576224/CT_findings_of_patients_infected_with_SARS_CoV_2_ L2 - https://bmcmedimaging.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12880-020-00471-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -