High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) Evaluation Of Ground Glass Opacity And Consolidation In COVID Pneumonia

Abstract Introduction:  High resolution Computed tomography (HRCT) can be used as an important complement for the diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia in the current epidemic context. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the imaging manifestations of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19), to provide imaging basis for early detection and to evaluate the prevalence of ground glass opacity & consolidation   in COVID pneumonia. Method: This retrospective study was carried out in Combined Military Hospital, Chattogram. Research was done from 15 Apr 2020 to 30 Aug 2020 and total 316 patients who were admitted in Combined Military Hospital and underwent both HRCT chest and RT-PCR for COVID 19 were included in the study. HRCT images and clinical data were reviewed. Two radiologists evaluated the distribution and CT signs of the lesions and also scored the extent of involvement of the CT signs. Distribution and patterns of pulmonary lesions were evaluated and among them prevalence of ground glass opacity (GGO) and consolidation were evaluated. Results

 

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