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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE (IJAM)

ISSN (O) : 2663 - 046X

A CrossRef Indexed Journal

DOI : 10.34300/26630451

ISSN (P) : 2663 - 0451

IC VALUE : 89.03 (2020)

International Journal of Advanced Medicine (IJAM)
Original Research Paper

Changes In The Chest Computed Tomography Scan Of Covid-19 Patients: A Retrospective Study

Shreenivas Shouri, Challa Rajendra Naidu, R. Suchitra

Abstract :

Introduction : Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus (severe acute respiratory syndromerelated coronavirus). COVID-19 causes mild to severe respiratory illness commonly characterized by fever, cough, shortness of eath etc. currently COVID-19 case fatality rate in india is 1.45% with cumulative deaths of 154 274.Methods :This was a retrospective study conducted in Radiology department. All the CT chest scan reports of RT-PCR confirmed COVID-19 cases were included and any changes were noted.Results :All the CT scan reports are positive for radiological changes. Bilateral lung involvement was seen in 77.96% , all the lobes were equally affected, peripheral involvement was seen in 70%, posterior involvement was seen in 57.1%. the CT findings found in the CT scan reports were ground glass opacities with consolidation, pure ground glass opacities and ground glass opacities with crazy paving pattern.Conclusion:CT chest scan of COVID-19 patients show radiological changes predominantly ground glass opacities and less commonly consolidation which carries a prognostic importance, helps guide the treatment and better management protocol.

Keywords :

COVID-19   CT   RT-PCR   SARS-CoV-2  

Cite This Article:

CHANGES IN THE CHEST COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCAN OF COVID-19 PATIENTS: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY, SHREENIVAS SHOURI, CHALLA RAJENDRA NAIDU, R.SUCHITRA, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-6 | Issue-1 | January-2022

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