Statement on chest imaging and COVID-19

ScienceDaily | Apr 7, 2020 at 6:39 PM
  • The statement represents the collective opinions and perspectives of thoracic radiology, pulmonology, intensive care, emergency medicine, laboratory medicine and infection control experts practicing in 10 countries, representative of the highest burden of COVID-19 worldwide.
  • The panel evaluated the utility of imaging within three scenarios representing varying risk factors, community conditions and resource constraints.
  • In a resource-constrained environment (lack of personal protection equipment or availability of COVID-19 testing), imaging is indicated for medical triage of patients with suspected COVID-19 who present with moderate to severe clinical features and a high pre-test probability of disease.