Chest Computed Tomography and Lung Ultrasound Findings in COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Pocket Review for Non-radiologists

Front Med (Lausanne). 2020 Jun 26;7:375. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2020.00375. eCollection 2020.

Abstract

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that has quickly spread worldwide, causing a pandemic. The main clinical manifestation is pneumonia. The most important test for the diagnosis is represented by RT-PCR, but, given the limited sensitivity, further radiological examinations are necessary. We reviewed the literature to highlight the typical manifestations and advantages of chest computed tomography and lung ultrasound in COVID-19 pneumonia in order to assist clinical researchers in the management of this disease.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; chest computed tomography; diagnosis; lung ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Review