[MinIP technique in COVID-19 pneumonia]

Tuberk Toraks. 2021 Mar;69(1):107-110. doi: 10.5578/tt.20219914.
[Article in Turkish]


One of the rarely reported computed tomography findings of COVID-19 is an air bubble sign. Minimum intensity projection (MinIP) images can increase the prominence of the air bubble appearance, which is one of the low-density findings observed in COVID-19 pneumonia. We present two cases with COVID-19 pneumonia, who were not optimally selected on thoracic tomography images, and air bubble appearance was detected in MinIP images. While air bubbles are not noticed in normal thin-section computed tomography images, they become more easily noticeable after the MinIP technique is applied. This observation needs to be confirmed by radiological studies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / diagnosis*
  • COVID-19 / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*