Radiological approaches to COVID-19 pneumonia

Turk J Med Sci. 2020 Apr 21;50(SI-1):604-610. doi: 10.3906/sag-2004-160.


COVID-19 pneumonia has high mortality rates. The symptoms are undiagnostic, the results of viral nucleic acid detection method (PCR) can delay, so that chest computerized tomography is often key diagnostic test in patients with possible COVID-19 pneumonia. In this review, we discussed the main radiological findings of this infection.

Keywords: COVID-19; chest computerized tomography; pneumonia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung / pathology*
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiography*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*