- Bilateral multilobar ground-glass opacification with a peripheral or posterior distribution is found in COVID-19. Generally in lower lobes and less frequently the right middle lobe.
- Atypical initial imaging can be found mainly in the elderly population
- Greatest severity of CT scan found around day 10 of symptom onset.
- Less common findings that may be seen with progression of COVID-19 include mixed patterns: Septal thickening, Bronchiectasis, pleural thickening, subpleural involvement, pericardial effusion, lymphadenopathy, cavitation, CT halo sign, pneumothorax
A systematic review of the literature was conducted on February 12th 2020 to identify all articles pertaining to the novel coronavirus. Considering the lack of publications on this novel subject, the search was embellished with a literature search using google scholar and WHO database.
Salehi, Abedi et al. (February 2020). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Systematic Review of Imaging Findings in 919 Patients. American Journal of Roentgenology. 10.2214/AJR.20.23034