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Suppl_1
); 35-40
doi:
10.25259/JRHM_41_2020
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Basic approach: Chest X-ray and CT-scan imaging in coronavirus disease 2019

Department of Radiology, Depati Bahrin Regional General Hospital, Sungai Liat, Kepulauan Bangka Belitung, Indonesia
Corresponding author: Ricky Suryamin, Department of Radiology, Depati Bahrin Regional General Hospital, Sungai Liat, Kepulauan Bangka Belitung, Indonesia. rickysuryamin@hotmail.com
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How to cite this article: Suryamin R. Basic approach: Chest X-ray and CT-scan imaging in coronavirus disease 2019. J Reprod Healthc Med 2021;2(Suppl_1):S35-S40.

Abstract

This study aims to provide an overview of how to interpreting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This study reviewed various sources then reviewed as a literature review. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the coronavirus species, namely, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Radiology has an important role in screening and diagnosis of general pneumonia, including COVID-19 pneumonia. In some countries, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction result can take a long time while physician need to diagnose and treat patients as soon as possible. Chest X-ray and CT-scan can be done in short time that can help physician but there is a possibility that can mimic other diseases. Radiologist need to determine the imaging into the categorized characteristic in COVID-19.

Keywords

Coronavirus disease 2019
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Thorax CT-scan
Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction

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