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Radiologia Brasileira

On-line version ISSN 1678-7099

Abstract

MEIRELLES, Gustavo de Souza Portes. COVID-19: a brief update for radiologists. Radiol Bras [online]. 2020, vol.53, n.5, pp.320-328.  Epub Oct 02, 2020. ISSN 1678-7099.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0100-3984.2020.0074.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by a new coronavirus-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-is a pandemic with major impacts on the health care sector, and a broad view of the disease is of fundamental importance for any radiologist. The purpose of this review is to address the main clinical and imaging aspects of COVID-19, as well as guidelines for requesting and using imaging methods; measures to protect patients and health care professionals; systems for quantifying pulmonary findings and preparing integrated reports; and the main innovations that have emerged during this pandemic.

Keywords : Coronavirus infection/diagnostic imaging; Coronavirus; Review.

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