Middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus: What does a radiologist need to know?

Karuna M. Das, Edward Y. Lee, Ruth D. Langer, Sven G. Larsson

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The overarching goal of this article is to provide radiologists with the most up-to-date information regarding the underlying epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, and imaging findings related to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a potentially deadly new infection. CONCLUSION. An increased awareness of MERS-CoV and an understanding of the radiologic features of MERS-CoV can improve the early assessment and monitoring of this new infection. Radiologists can provide information based on chest radiographic and CT scores that can be helpful for patient management and predicting prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1193-1201
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume206
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Chest radiography
  • CT
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome cornoavirus (MERS-CoV)
  • Pleural effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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