Patterns of HRCT Findings and Its Clinical Correlation in Covid-19 Patients of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Assam

Nayan Mani Sarma, Deep Kumar Roy, Rupak Bhuyan, Mohsina Islam Bora
2022 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
BACKGROUND Covid-19, which is usually transmitted from droplet exposure, proved out to be a novel disease of human race. It is still unclear whether the new coronavirus can transmit in any other ways, but it can be detected in nasal swabs, sputum, respiratory secretions, blood, stool, and other samples. Early detection and prompt intervention play a vital role in reducing the number and severity of cases. METHODS Our study sample consisted of 100 patients from the Department of Radiodiagnosis,
more » ... orhat Medical College & Hospital (JMCH) diagnosed as Covid-19 from April 2020 to March 2021. Reviewing of chest CT images with clinical data was done and analysis of its relationship was reviewed. All the cases underwent thin-slice HRCT for at least a single time. RESULTS The most common CT findings observed were ground glass opacity (91%), consolidation (63%), and inter & intra lobular septal thickening (59%). We encountered multiple lesions, with an average of 13 ± 5 pulmonary segments infected. CONCLUSIONS Computed tomography thus, has a pivotal role in the prognostication of Covid-19 pneumonia which is an emergency global health epidemic. It helps us to detect and analyse the common chest manifestation of Covid-19 vis; consolidation, ground glassing, septalthickening, subpleural bands and occasional pleural effusions. KEY WORDS Covid-19, Pneumonia, Chest CT Scan, Ground Glassing, Interlobular Septal Thickening
doi:10.14260/jemds/2022/2 fatcat:ddruvmzs7zcirmpxapepamr3fq