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IMAGING SECTION
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 80-85

Imaging and COVID-19: Preparing the radiologist for the pandemic


1 Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, InnoVision Imaging, Tata Memorial Centre, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Tata Memorial Centre, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhishek Mahajan
Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Tata Memorial Centre, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/CRST.CRST_134_20

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Diagnosing COVID-19 cases poses a challenge. The viral nucleic acid detection using real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) remains the standard of reference. As the world is hit by this pandemic, the health resources are facing tremendous pressure. Though imaging has a role to play in the management of COVID-19, one must judiciously use the health and imaging resources which would take us a long way in combating this pandemic. In this article we will discuss the role of imaging in management of COVID-19 infection. Imaging guidelines are also given that will aid in precise communication with other health-care providers and efficient use of health resources.


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