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.

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 the performance of chest CT the initial presentation of patients with suspected COVID-19.

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