Rofo 2020; 192(06): 513-517
DOI: 10.1055/a-1164-7001
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Radiologie der COVID-19-Pneumonie – Bildassay und Vorschlag für die strukturierte Herangehensweise an die CT-Befundung

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Jan Schaible
1  Institut für Röntgendiagnostik, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Germany
,
Stefanie Meiler
1  Institut für Röntgendiagnostik, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Germany
,
Florian Poschenrieder
1  Institut für Röntgendiagnostik, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Germany
,
Gregor Scharf
1  Institut für Röntgendiagnostik, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Germany
,
David Maintz
2  Institut für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Uniklinik Köln, Köln, Germany
,
Benedikt Pregler
1  Institut für Röntgendiagnostik, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Germany
,
Christian Stroszczynski
1  Institut für Röntgendiagnostik, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Germany
,
Okka Wilkea Hamer
1  Institut für Röntgendiagnostik, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Germany
3  Radiologie, Klinik Donaustauf, Germany
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Introduction

The novel coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)), which originated in China, has caused a worldwide pandemic [1]. The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is referred to as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). During the pandemic and probably beyond, radiologists performing CT examinations of patients with symptoms of a respiratory infection will inevitably be asked if it could be a case of COVID-19 pneumonia. On the other hand, if a chest CT performed for another indication yields abnormal results, the radiologist must consider the possibility of incidental COVID-19 pneumonia, communicate this to the referring physician as quickly as possible, and introduce the appropriate hygiene measures in his/her own department.



Publication History

Publication Date:
27 May 2020 (online)

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