X-ray helps diagnose coronavirus in Vietnamese man

Radiography was one of several diagnostic tools that helped detect the presence...Read more on AuntMinnie.com
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We report a case where serial follow-up chest computed tomography revealed progression of pulmonary lesions into confluent bilateral consolidation with lower lung predominance, thereby confirming COVID-19 pneumonia. Furthermore, complications such as mediastinal emphysema, giant bulla, and pneumothorax were also observed during the course of the disease. PMID: 32207255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
By STEPHEN BORSTELMANN, MD Occasionally, you get handed a question you know little about, but it’s clear you need to know more.  Like most of us these days, I was chatting with my colleagues about the novel coronavirus. It goes by several names: SARS-CoV-2, 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 but I’ll just call it COVID.  Declared a pandemic on March 12, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID is diagnosed by laboratory test – PCR.  The early PCR test used in Wuhan was apparently low sensitivity (30-60%), lengthy to run (days), and in short supply.  As CT scanning was relatively availa...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Hospitals Medical Practice Physicians coronavirus CT scans Imaging infecton control Pandemic Radiology Stephen Borstelmann Source Type: blogs
Radiologists in the United Kingdom are now using radiography to speed up COVID-19 identification.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Coronavirus Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 X-Ray Source Type: news
A  paperrecently published in theAmerican Journal of Roentgenologyhas found that scans of patients with COVID-19 share many similarities with imaging studies of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the  pandemichas so far (as of the date of this article) resulted in over 191,000 cases and more than 7,800 deaths. Although most of those infected only have cold-like symptoms, about 16 percent are serious cases where patients suffer from pneumonia and breathing difficulties. Coronavirusesare responsible for bo...
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(American Roentgen Ray Society) This latest installment in the open-access AJR Collection regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) explains how a tertiary hospital in Singapore responded to the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)--offering a thorough summary of ground operational considerations for diagnostic, vascular, and interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging specialists, as well as radiographers and nursing units presently reacting to the COVID-19 epidemic.
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This study presents a preliminary report on the chest radiographic and computed tomography (CT) findings of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of a multi-institutional collaboration coordinated by the Korean Society of Thoracic Radiology, we collected nine patients with COVID-19 infections who had undergone chest radiography and CT scans. We analyzed the radiographic and CT findings of COVID-19 pneumonia at baseline. Fisher's exact test was used to compare CT findings depending on the shape of pulmonary lesions. RESULTS: Three of the nine patients (33.3%...
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
This report suggests that in the early phase of 2019-nCoV pneumonia, chest radiography would miss patients with pneumonia and highlights taking travel history is of paramount importance for early detection and isolation of 2019-nCoV cases. PMID: 32030925 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A novel bat-borne CoV was identified that is associated with severe and fatal respiratory disease in humans. PMID: 32004165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
The chest radiographs and CT scans of individuals infected by the novel coronavirus...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Abnormal chest CT findings anchor coronavirus outbreak Lung x-rays predict mortality in MERS patients Chest CT details characteristics of MERS virus infection Saudi health minister replaced as MERS cases rise sharply Medical imaging plays role in diagnosis and follow-up of MERS
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A 36-year-old man in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has become the latest—and youngest—victim of the new coronavirus outbreak, local health authorities announced Friday. The patient was not reported to have any prior medical conditions. In many of the other 26 virus deaths, health officials reported pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and pulmonary infection. According to official data, most of the victims were between the ages of 65 and 80. The oldest were two 88-year-old men. Previously, a 48-year-old woman with diabetes was the youngest reported fatality. The 36-year-old was admitted to...
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