Elderly patient admitted with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Due to the patient having a dry cough and shortness of breath, a CT was ordered. Images was performed on a Philips IQon spectral CT scanner. The pages show the conventional CT on the left and the Z effective spectral imaging on the same slice, showing areas of COVID pneumonia, including in areas that are not evident on the conventional CT. Image from Philips Healthcare.
An example of a COVID-19 pneumonia of a chest CT scan. The COVID appears as white ground glass opacities (GGOs) in the lungs. Normal lungs on CT should appear black.
The photo gallery below shows the variety of radiological presentations of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in medical imaging, including computed tomography (CT), radiograph X-rays, ultrasound, echocardiograms and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiology images show examples of typical COVID pneumonia in the lungs and the numerous complications the virus causes in the body in multiple organs, including the brain, kidneys, heart, abdomen and vascular system.
Ultrasound, especially hand-held ultrasound imaging devices, have become a primary imaging modality for novel coronavirus because of the ease to bag the device and sterilize it after use. CT and mobile X-ray systems are also used as front-line imaging systems for COVID-positive or suspected COVID patients.
The images were collected from physicians, study authors, universities and hospitals, the National Intitutes of Health (NIH), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American College of Radiology (ACR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and radiology technology vendors.
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Watch the related VIDEO: How to Image COVID-19 and Radiological Presentations of the Virus — Interview with Margarita Revzin, M.D.
New images will be added throughout 2021. Image submissions with caption information can be sent to [email protected].