Title

COVID-19 and its Mimics: What the Radiologist Needs to Know

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2020-08-25

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Infectious Disease | Radiology | Respiratory Tract Diseases | Virus Diseases

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the current outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although imaging should not be used for first-line screening or diagnosis, radiologists need to be aware of its imaging features, and those of common conditions that may mimic COVID-19 pneumonia. In this Pictorial Essay, we review frequently encountered conditions with imaging features that overlap with those that are typical of COVID-19 (including other viral pneumonias, chronic eosinophilic pneumonia, and organizing pneumonia), and those with features that are indeterminate for COVID-19 (including hypersensitivity pneumonitis, pneumocystis pneumonia, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, pulmonary edema, and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis).

Keywords

COVID-19, coronavirus, pneumonia, mimics

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/RTI.0000000000000554

Source

Hanfi SH, Lalani TK, Saghir A, McIntosh LJ, Lo HS, Kotecha HM. COVID-19 and its Mimics: What the Radiologist Needs to Know. J Thorac Imaging. 2020 Aug 25. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000554. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32852419. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of thoracic imaging

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32852419

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