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. 2020 Jun;30(6):3266-3267.
doi: 10.1007/s00330-020-06748-2. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Is the Role of Radiologists?

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Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Is the Role of Radiologists?

Hyungjin Kim. Eur Radiol. .
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Abstract

• Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-infected pneumonia usually manifests as bilateral ground-glass opacities in the lung periphery on chest CT scans. • Role of radiologists includes not only early detection of lung abnormality, but also suggestion of disease severity, potential progression to acute respiratory distress syndrome, and possible bacterial co-infection in hospitalized patients.

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Activities not related to the present article: H.K. received a research grant from Lunit Inc. (Seoul, South Korea).

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