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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sabawoon Mirwais, M.B.B.S, M.D.[2]


Chest CT scan findings in patients infected with coronavirus can include unilateral or bilateral pneumonia, mottling and ground glass opacity, focal or multifocal opacities, consolidation, and septal thickening with subpleural and lower lobe involvement more likely.

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CT scan showing pulmonary focal opacity in a patient infected with 2019-nCOV (Wuhan Coronavirus). [5]
CT scan showing pulmonary multifocal opacities in a patient infected with 2019-nCOV (Wuhan Coronavirus). [6]


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  3. Chen, Nanshan; Zhou, Min; Dong, Xuan; Qu, Jieming; Gong, Fengyun; Han, Yang; Qiu, Yang; Wang, Jingli; Liu, Ying; Wei, Yuan; Xia, Jia'an; Yu, Ting; Zhang, Xinxin; Zhang, Li (2020). "Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive study". The Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30211-7. ISSN 0140-6736.
  4. Lei, Junqiang; Li, Junfeng; Li, Xun; Qi, Xiaolong (2020). "CT Imaging of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pneumonia". Radiology: 200236. doi:10.1148/radiol.2020200236. ISSN 0033-8419.
  5. Case courtesy of Medico Assistente Dr. Chong Keng Sang, Sam, <a href=""></a>. From the case <a href="">rID: 73890</a>
  6. Case courtesy of Medico Assistente Dr. Chong Keng Sang, Sam, <a href=""></a>. From the case <a href="">rID: 73890</a>

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