International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health

Original Research Article

Chest computed tomography findings in Coronavirus-2019 among hospitalized patients in Shanghai, China

Ramesh Bhandari#1,2, Rakesh Chaurasia#1,2, Guifeng Sun#1, Jingyun Shi#2 and Fenyong Sun#*1


1Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Shanghai Tenth People`s Hospital of Tongji University of Medicine, Shanghai, 200072, China.
2Department of Radiology, Shanghai Tenth People`s Hospital of Tongji University of Medicine, Shanghai, 20072, China.

*Corresponding Author Email: Sunfenyong144(at)hotmail.com

Note: #The authors have equally contributed to this work

Ramesh Bhandari

Rakesh Chaurasia

Guifeng Sun

Jingyun Shi

Fenyong Sun


Article Number: 10.15739/irjpeh.21.006  |   Pages: 37-47  |   Vol. 8 (1), January 2021   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/irjpeh.21.006

 Received: October 23, 2020  Accepted: December 16, 2020  Published: January 9, 2021

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) primarily infects the respiratory tract causing, atypical pneumonia. Computed Tomography scanning non-invasive radio imaging techniques could be the most effective tools for the screening, diagnosis and management of COVID-19 patients. To elucidate Computed Tomography findings of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients and help in early diagnosis and speed up in the treatment. And helps the clinicians in monitoring patient`s progression/deteriorating conditions of patients during the ongoing treatments approach. This is hospital based retrospective study carried out in distinct hospital of Tongji University of Medicine, Shanghai. In this study we reported the chest computed tomography (CT) findings of 200 confirmed Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (COVID-19) patients. All the chest computed tomography (Chest CT) was carried out using the conventional CT scanner and 64-row multi-slice helical CT scan machine and was performed by highly experienced radio-technologists. All chest computed tomography scanning findings was interpreted by highly experienced cardio-thoracic radiologist. Initial CT scanning of 200 confirmed COVID-19 infection patients predominantly showed ground glass opacity (GGO) (55, 94%) with the peripheral or subpleural distribution (154, 77%) with a rounded morphology (137, 67%). 162 (81%) COVID-19 patients initial CT scanning showed involvement of two or more lobes (150, 70%) and with 128 (64%) multiple lesions. 121 (60.5%) of COVID-19 patients showed a unilateral distribution of lesions. Additional CT features like intralobular septal thickening, bronchial wall thickening, bronchiectasis, air bronchogram sign, air trapping, reverse halo sign, pleural effusion, pulmonary nodules, mediastinal lymphadenopathy were also reported. CT scan is a potentially significant radiological intervention which is commonly employed to support the rapid diagnosis and management of patients with of COVID-19.

Keywords:

Chest computed tomography (Chest CT), Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), SARS-CoV-2, Viral pneumonia

How to Cite this Article

Bhandari R, Chaurasia R, Sun G, Shi J, Sun F (2021). Chest computed tomography findings in Coronavirus-2019 among hospitalized patients in Shanghai, China. Int. Res. J. Pub. Environ. Health 8(1):37-47.

Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. Author(s) agree that this article remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License.


Select Language »