Chest CT quantification is a solid early predictor of COVID outcomes

Chest CT quantification is a solid early predictor of COVID outcomes

Visual and software-based quantification of well aerated lung parenchyma on admission chest CT were predictors of intensive care unit (ICU) admission or death in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.

Visually assessed well ventilated lung parenchyma on admission on chest CT less than 73% was associated with ICU admission or death.

Patients with COVID-19 pneumonia at baseline chest CT who had ICU admission or who died had 4 or more lobes of the lung affected compared to patients without ICU admission or death.

https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiol.2020201433