Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2020.07.008

Viral Pneumonia on Computed Tomography Thorax Revisited in Covid-19 Era


Rajul Rastogi 1,*, Neha 1, Vijai Pratap 1, Sujeet Kumar Jain 2

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College & Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, School of Medical Sciences & Research and Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Corresponding author: Rajul Rastogi, Associate Professor

Published: July 10,2020


The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, i.e., SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Though the morbidity and mortality related to SARS-CoV-2 is reported to be far less than previous pandemics caused by influenza, SARS-CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome virus in recent medical literature yet its highly contagious nature is of great concern. In addition, the low sensitivity of highly specific real-time polymerase chain reaction to detect viral nucleotides in the samples from oropharynx, nasopharynx & tracheobronchial tree coupled with viral transmission ability of asymptomatic individuals has made it imperative for computed tomography of thorax to help in diagnosis of Covid-19 not only for early institution of management in serious cases but also to help quarantine the asymptomatic carriers. Hence, this article revisits lung findings on computed tomography in common viral pneumonias and attempts to bring out key differentiating lung findings of this new pandemic disease.


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How to cite this paper

Viral Pneumonia on Computed Tomography Thorax Revisited in Covid-19 Era

How to cite this paper: Rajul Rastogi, Neha, Vijai Pratap, Sujeet Kumar Jain. (2020) Viral Pneumonia on Computed Tomography Thorax Revisited in Covid-19 Era. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research, 4(3), 73-78.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2020.07.008