Spectrum of HRCT in Chest Findings in PCR Positive COVID 19 Patients


Sadaqat Ali*, Muhammad Zakir khan, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Syed Muhammad Yousaf farooq, Nida Yousaf, Usman arif, Khizra Iqbal, Laiba Shahid, Ayesha Kalsoom and Rabia Aslam

Background: COVID - 19 pandemic is grappling the world with the surge of infection time and again. Clinicians are trying to justify the ethics of public health care. Asymptomatic COVID - 19 cases are going undocumented and most of them practice self - isolation .

Objective: The object of this study is to determine spectrum of HRCT in chest findings in PCR positive COVID 19 Patients.

Methodology: This is a cross sectional study, including one hundred fifty one subject (n = 151) aged 7 to 87 years from a Shalimar hospital and Hayat memorial hospital after the approval of ethical committee of Allied health sciences, University of Lahore. Informed consent was taken before including the subjects in the study. An organized questionnaire designed for data collection and focus on consolidations, ground glass opacities, pulmonary related symptoms, lower lobe predominance, RT / LT upper and lower lung zone in COVID - 19 patients and gender in the Performa.

Result: The results showed that ground glass opacities high in COVID - 19 patients than other symptoms frequencies. The ratio of consolidations, peripheral distribution, central distribution, presents in patients more in men with positive COVID - 19 than women but ratio of GGO more in women with positive COVID - 19 than men.

Conclusion: The RT / LT Upper lung zone, RT / LT Lower lung zone, Central distribution, Peripheral distribution GGO Consolidations Lower lobe predominance Bronchial wall thickning Pulmonary vessel thickening suggests that asymptomatic COVID - 19 cases should be monitored clinically and radiologically to assess their outcome. The most common HRCT finding in individuals with COVID - 19 lung involvement was ground glass opacities.