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The Role of Imaging Techniques in Management of COVID-19 in China: From Diagnosis to Monitoring and Follow-Up.
Med Sci Monit. 2020 Jul 12; 26:e924582.MS

Abstract

In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus infection emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China, which is now named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The outbreak spread rapidly within mainland China and globally. This paper reviews the different imaging modalities used in the diagnosis and treatment process of COVID-19, such as chest radiography, computerized tomography (CT) scan, ultrasound examination, and positron emission tomography (PET/CT) scan. A chest radiograph is not recommended as a first-line imaging modality for COVID-19 infection due to its lack of sensitivity, especially in the early stages of infection. Chest CT imaging is reported to be a more reliable, rapid, and practical method for diagnosis of COVID-19, and it can assess the severity of the disease and follow up the disease time course. Ultrasound, on the other hand, is portable and involves no radiation, and thus can be used in critically ill patients to assess cardiorespiratory function, guide mechanical ventilation, and identify the presence of deep venous thrombosis and secondary pulmonary thromboembolism. Supplementary information can be provided by PET/CT. In the absence of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential. Therefore, it is important to exploit the advantages of different imaging modalities in the fight against COVID-19.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ultrasound, Shaoxing People's Hospital (Shaoxing Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine), Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China (mainland).Department of Radiology, Shaoxing Second Hospital, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China (mainland).Department of Radiology, Shaoxing People's Hospital (Shaoxing Hospital of Zhejiang University), Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China (mainland).Department of Ultrasound, Shaoxing People's Hospital (Shaoxing Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine), Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China (mainland).Department of Ultrasound, Shaoxing People's Hospital (Shaoxing Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine), Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China (mainland).Department of Ultrasound, Shaoxing People's Hospital (Shaoxing Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine), Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China (mainland).Department of Ultrasound, Shaoxing People's Hospital (Shaoxing Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine), Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China (mainland).Department of Ultrasound, Shaoxing People's Hospital (Shaoxing Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine), Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China (mainland).

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32653890

Citation

Jiang, Zhen-Zhen, et al. "The Role of Imaging Techniques in Management of COVID-19 in China: From Diagnosis to Monitoring and Follow-Up." Medical Science Monitor : International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research, vol. 26, 2020, pp. e924582.
Jiang ZZ, He C, Wang DQ, et al. The Role of Imaging Techniques in Management of COVID-19 in China: From Diagnosis to Monitoring and Follow-Up. Med Sci Monit. 2020;26:e924582.
Jiang, Z. Z., He, C., Wang, D. Q., Shen, H. L., Sun, J. L., Gan, W. N., Lu, J. Y., & Liu, X. T. (2020). The Role of Imaging Techniques in Management of COVID-19 in China: From Diagnosis to Monitoring and Follow-Up. Medical Science Monitor : International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research, 26, e924582. https://doi.org/10.12659/MSM.924582
Jiang ZZ, et al. The Role of Imaging Techniques in Management of COVID-19 in China: From Diagnosis to Monitoring and Follow-Up. Med Sci Monit. 2020 Jul 12;26:e924582. PubMed PMID: 32653890.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Role of Imaging Techniques in Management of COVID-19 in China: From Diagnosis to Monitoring and Follow-Up. AU - Jiang,Zhen-Zhen, AU - He,Cong, AU - Wang,De-Qing, AU - Shen,Hua-Liang, AU - Sun,Jia-Li, AU - Gan,Wan-Ni, AU - Lu,Jia-Ying, AU - Liu,Xia-Tian, Y1 - 2020/07/12/ PY - 2020/7/13/entrez PY - 2020/7/13/pubmed PY - 2020/7/18/medline SP - e924582 EP - e924582 JF - Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research JO - Med Sci Monit VL - 26 N2 - In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus infection emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China, which is now named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The outbreak spread rapidly within mainland China and globally. This paper reviews the different imaging modalities used in the diagnosis and treatment process of COVID-19, such as chest radiography, computerized tomography (CT) scan, ultrasound examination, and positron emission tomography (PET/CT) scan. A chest radiograph is not recommended as a first-line imaging modality for COVID-19 infection due to its lack of sensitivity, especially in the early stages of infection. Chest CT imaging is reported to be a more reliable, rapid, and practical method for diagnosis of COVID-19, and it can assess the severity of the disease and follow up the disease time course. Ultrasound, on the other hand, is portable and involves no radiation, and thus can be used in critically ill patients to assess cardiorespiratory function, guide mechanical ventilation, and identify the presence of deep venous thrombosis and secondary pulmonary thromboembolism. Supplementary information can be provided by PET/CT. In the absence of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential. Therefore, it is important to exploit the advantages of different imaging modalities in the fight against COVID-19. SN - 1643-3750 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32653890/The_Role_of_Imaging_Techniques_in_Management_of_COVID_19_in_China:_From_Diagnosis_to_Monitoring_and_Follow_Up_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -