The role of the radiologist in diagnosing the COVID-19 infection. Parma experiences

The role of the radiologist in diagnosing the COVID-19 infection. Parma experiences

Authors

  • Maurizio Balbi University of Milano-Bicocca, School of Medicine and Surgery, Monza, Italy; Department of Radiology, ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy
  • Adela Ristani Division of Radiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Gianluca Milanese Division of Radiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Mario Silva Division of Radiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Roberta Eufrasia Ledda Division of Radiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Francesca Milone Division of Radiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Carlotta Sartorio Division of Radiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Giulia Tringali Division of Radiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Nicola Sverzellati Division of Radiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

Keywords:

COVID-19

Abstract

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a new virus responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory disease that ranges from an asymptomatic or mild flu-like illness to severe pneumonia, multiorgan failure, and death. Imaging might play an important role in clinical decision making by supporting rapid triage of patients with suspected COVID-19 and assessing supervening complications, such as super-added bacterial infection and thrombosis. Further studies will clarify the real impact of imaging on COVID-19 patients’ management and the potential role of radiology in future outbreaks.

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11-05-2020

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The role of the radiologist in diagnosing the COVID-19 infection. Parma experiences. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 May 11 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];91(2):169-71. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/9564

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