march 2020 • CHEST

Chest CT manifestations of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): a pictorial review

Ye, Z., Zhang, Y., Wang, Y., et al.

DOI: 10.1007/s00330-020-06801-0

Key message

É fundamental o reconhecimento e isolamento precoce de doentes com COVID-19. Das alterações imagiológicas mais frequentes em pneumonia por COVID-19, a destacar o padrão em vidro despolido e a consolidação. Ainda assim podem aparecer outras manifestações na TC no tórax que podem ser importantes quer no diagnóstico, quer no prognóstico da doença.


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, first reported in Wuhan, China, has rapidly swept around the world just within a month, causing global public health emergency. In diagnosis, chest computed tomography (CT) manifestations can supplement parts of limitations of real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay. Based on a comprehensive literature review and the experience in the frontline, we aim to review the typical and relatively atypical CT manifestations with representative COVID-19 cases at our hospital, and hope to strengthen the recognition of these features with radiologists and help them make a quick and accurate diagnosis.