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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…
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Computed Tomographic Features and Short-term Prognosis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pneumonia

Consolidation, air-bronchograms, central lung involvement, crazy paving and pleural effusion on initial CT chest have potential prognostic values, the features more commonly observed in critically ill patients. https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/ryct.2020200130

The Role of Chest Imaging in Patient Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Multinational Consensus Statement from the Fleischner Society Imaging is not indicated in patients with suspected COVID-19 and mild clinical features unless they are at risk for disease progression. Imaging is indicated in a patient with COVID-19 and worsening respiratory status. In a resource-constrained environment, imaging is indicated for medical triage of patients with suspected…
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In patients suspected of having COVID-19, the initial chest CT showed high sensitivity of 92%, but low specificity of 63% in a recent Chinese retrospective multicenter study.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new viral respiratory disease that has recently emerged from China, becoming a pandemic. However, few studies have analyzed data regarding the clinical performance of chest computed tomography (CT) obtained in subjects with suspected COVID-19 at the initial presentation to medical facilities.The purpose of the present study was to evaluate…
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Patients with fever and low lymphocytes in COVID-19 areas are highly recommended to get low dose chest CT scans.

According to an article in the German Medical Journal “Deutsches Ärzteblatt Jg.117 Heft 14 3. April 2020” the Munich Hospital Rechts der Isar started a new and simple scheme for COVID-19 detection: Patients with a history of fever or temperature >37.3°C / 99.1°F and a lymphocyte count <1,1 G/L get an immediate low-dose chest CT…
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UKSH uses MED-TABs to perform remote emergency diagnostics in times of COVID-19

The 2nd largest University Hospital of Germany, UKSH, uses 8 MED-TAB to perform remote emergency diagnostics in the age of COVID-19 disease. MED-TABs are in full operation by radiologists from the University Hospital in Lübeck, keeping themselves and their patients protected while remaining able to work. The world´s only portable diagnostic workstation MED-TAB incl. PORT-RAY…
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IMAGE launches the iQ-WEB UPLOADER

IMAGE launches the iQ-WEB UPLOADER to collect various data from COVID-19 hotspots. iQ-WEB UPLOADER allows secure collecting DICOM and non-DICOM data without installation of any software using a new html5 based client server system. Remote specialists can provide on-time remote diagnostics within minutes for hotspots.

5 Coronavirus Priorities

“Imaging is reserved for those cases where it will impact patient management and is clinically indicated or to evaluate for unrelated urgent/emergent indications,” the authors wrote. “In the current workflow and with the accuracy and rapidity of the RT-PCR testing, there is no need for immediate CT imaging.” https://www.healthimaging.com/topics/practice-management/5-coronavirus-priorities-radiology-epicenter?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=hi_news