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COVID 2019 : Radiological Findings

Chest radiograph: patchy or diffuse asymmetric airspace opacities

COVID-19  on CT shows bilateral lung involvement on initial chest CT, with a consolidative pattern seen in patients in the ICU and a predominantly ground-glass pattern in patients who were not in the ICU.

Multifocal ground-glass opacities and consolidation with a peripheral lung predilection

Although the imaging features closely resemble those of MERS and SARS, involvement of both lungs on initial imaging is more likely to be seen with COVID-19; initial chest imaging abnormalities in SARS and MERS are more frequently unilateral

Pleural effusion, cavitation, pulmonary nodules, and lymphadenopathy are usually not seen in COVID 2019. Pneumothorax is rare

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COVID 2019 : Radiological Findings Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Rating: 5

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