Aman Nawaz Khan, Ummara Siddique Umer, Kiran Hilal, Najam Ud Din

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Stepwise Evolution In Development Of Radiology Guidelines During The Covid 19 Pandemic

Aman Nawaz Khan, Ummara Siddique Umer, Kiran Hilal, Najam Ud Din



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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a WHO-declared pandemic, since the first case was reported in China and has challenged all fields of medicine. At the time of this writing, the total number of diagnosed cases globally is above 8 million with more than 439, 000 deaths. The role of radiology in COVID-19 is three-fold: diagnosis, progression and severity 1,2. Progression and severity can be assessed in moderate to severe clinical scenarios. For mild symptoms in a patient with COVID-19, there is no role of imaging and isolation with observation is being suggested routinely. Although the progression and severity of disease can be assessed with arterial blood gases (ABGs), imaging like chest X-ray or CT scan, depending upon availability, can be used for assessment of the extent of pneumonic 



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