The Role of Imaging in the Management of Suspected or Known COVID-19 Pneumonia. A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Leonid Roshkovan, Neil Chatterjee, Maya Galperin-Aizenberg, Narainder Gupta, Rosita Shah, Eduardo Mortani Barbosa, Scott Simpson, Tessa Cook, Arun Nachiappan, Friedrich Knollmann, Harold Litt, Benoit Desjardins (+5 others)
2020 Annals of the American Thoracic Society  
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a novel coronavirus that has rapidly escalated into a global pandemic leading to an urgent medical effort to better characterize this disease biologically, clinically, and by imaging. In this review, we present the current approach to imaging of COVID-19 pneumonia. We focus on the appropriate use of thoracic imaging modalities to guide clinical management. We also describe radiologic findings that are considered typical, atypical, and
more » ... lly not compatible with COVID-19. Furthermore, we review imaging examples of COVID-19 imaging mimics, such as organizing pneumonia, eosinophilic pneumonia, and other viral infections.
doi:10.1513/annalsats.202006-600fr pmid:33124905 fatcat:depkqtgerzdbpp3jsh6jx4x4na