Chest CT and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): A Critical Review of the Literature to Date.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVE. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a global pandemic. Studies in the radiology literature have suggested that CT might be sufficiently sensitive and specific in diagnosing COVID-19 when used in lieu of a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test; however, this suggestion runs counter to current society guidelines. The purpose of this article is to critically review some of the most frequently cited studies on the use of CT for detecting COVID-19. CONCLUSION. To date, the radiology literature on COVID-19 has consisted of limited retrospective studies that do not substantiate the use of CT as a diagnostic test for COVID-19.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Raptis, CA; Hammer, MM; Short, RG; Shah, A; Bhalla, S; Bierhals, AJ; Filev, PD; Hope, MD; Jeudy, J; Kligerman, SJ; Henry, TS

Published Date

  • October 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 215 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 839 - 842

PubMed ID

  • 32298149

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.20.23202


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States