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

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 COVID-19 who present with moderate-severe clinical features and a high pre-test probability of disease

https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiol.2020201365