ISRA MEDICAL JOURNAL p-ISSN: 2073-8285
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Saturday 24th September 2022
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Volume 14 - Issue 2, Apr-Jun 2022
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Title:
The Screening utility of HRCT Chest in COVID- 19 Pneumonia by comparing sensitivities of HRCT Chest and rt-PCR in clinically confirmed patients: A study of 689 cases
Authors:
Khawaja Muhammad Baqir Hassan, Tathir Baqir Hassan, Muhammad Imran, Khurram Mansoor, Yasser Khan5,Syed Rehan Asghar Naqvi
Published on:
2022-06-30
Journal Reference:
Volume 14 - Issue 2     Apr - Jun 2022
Pages:
59-63
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  ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the screening utility of HRCT chest in COVID- 19 pneumonia by comparing sensitivities of HRCT Chest and rt-PCR in clinically confirmed patients.

Study Design: Cross sectional validation study

Place and Duration: Department of Radiology and Medicine of Combined Military Hospital Okara from 1st September 2020 to 28th February2021.

Methodology: All clinically confirmed COVID patients were included in the study by using non-probability consecutive sampling.  Findings of HRCT chest and results of rt-PCR were assessed by comparing the diagnostic sensitivities of HRCT Chest and rt-PCR for the patients.

Results: a total of 689 patients (80.6% males and 19.4% females) with mean age of 51.45±14.58 years were assessed. They showed sensitivity of HRCT of 91.8% as compared to the PCR sensitivity of 84.7% in highly suspected cases of COVID-19 pneumonia.   

Conclusion: HRCT chest has higher sensitivity in detecting COVID-19 pneumonia than PCR and hence proves to be a better, quick and reliable screening tool than rt-PCR for COVID-19 pneumonia.  

Keywords: COVID-19; Chest X-Ray, HRCT Chest; rt-PCR; Screening, Sensitivity, Specificity

How to Cite This:

Hassan KMB, Hassan TB, Imran M, Mansoor K, Khan Y, Naqvi SRA. The screening utility of HRCT chest in COVID- 19 pneumonia by comparing sensitivities of HRCT Chest and rt-PCR in clinically confirmed patients: A study of 689 cases. Isra Med J. 2022; 14(2): 59-63. DOI: https://doi.org/10.55282/imj.oa1305


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