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Multimodality imaging of COVID-19 pneumonia: from diagnosis to follow-up. A comprehensive review

Authors
  • Larici, Anna Rita1, 2, 3
  • Cicchetti, Giuseppe1, 2, 3
  • Marano, Riccardo1, 2, 3
  • Merlino, Biagio1, 2, 3
  • Elia, Lorenzo3
  • Calandriello, Lucio1, 2
  • del Ciello, Annemilia1, 2
  • Farchione, Alessandra1, 2
  • Savino, Giancarlo1, 2
  • Infante, Amato1, 2, 4
  • Larosa, Luigi1, 2, 4
  • Colosimo, Cesare1, 2, 3
  • Manfredi, Riccardo1, 2, 3
  • Natale, Luigi1, 2, 3
  • 1 Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Oncological Radiotherapy, and Hematology – Diagnostic Imaging Area, Italy
  • 2 Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy
  • 3 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
  • 4 Columbus Covid 2 Hospital, Rome, Italy
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Radiology
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication Date
Aug 17, 2020
Volume
131
Pages
109217–109217
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2020.109217
PMID: 32861174
PMCID: PMC7430292
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

Due to its pandemic diffusion, SARS- CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) infection represents a global threat. Despite a multiorgan involvement has been described, pneumonia is the most common manifestation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) and it is associated with a high morbidity and a considerable mortality. Especially in the areas with high disease burden, chest imaging plays a crucial role to speed up the diagnostic process and to aid the patient management. The purpose of this comprehensive review is to understand the diagnostic capabilities and limitations of chest X-ray (CXR) and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in defining the common imaging features of COVID-19 pneumonia and correlating them with the underlying pathogenic mechanisms. The evolution of lung abnormalities over time, the uncommon findings, the possible complications, and the main differential diagnosis occurring in the pandemic phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection are also discussed.

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