Experts maintained that CXR isn't as sensitive as lab testing or even computed tomography, but suggested the modality is useful in many clinical situations.
Middle-aged and elderly patients had a higher number of lesions on their chest images, along with more severe lung abnormalities, compared to those younger than 18 years old.
The consensus statement includes four categories for detailing chest CT abnormalities and has been endorsed by the American College of Radiology and the Society of Thoracic Radiology.
Chest imaging experts at the center of the U.K.'s COVID-19 outbreak shared their early learnings in a new BMJ opinion piece.
More than 90% of individuals with the new virus still had lingering irregularities on their CT scans when they left the hospital, experts wrote recently in Radiology.
A group of Chinese physicians tracked lung abnormality changes in five patients from hospital admission to discharge, sharing their findings in the Korean Journal of Radiology.
The results shouldn't encourage physicians to use the modality for screening patients, but authors said its sensitivity is "unquestionable" and use "encouraged" in specific situations.
The editorial board of Radiology has established a team of imaging experts who are actively coordinating, developing and implementing readiness policies for COVID-19.
U.K researchers also recommend incorporating breathing tests into low-dose CT lung cancer screening programs to better diagnose the disease.
A group of four U.K.-based thoracic radiologists analyzed the pros and cons of ramping up computed tomography imaging amid the recent pandemic, editorializing their thoughts in the BMJ.
Imaging findings vary according to an individual's COVID-19 disease state, researchers reported recently, which can help clinicians develop effective treatment strategies.
The American College of Radiology offered up imaging suggestions for healthcare facilities and said efforts required to eliminate contamination in exam rooms could lead to "substantial problems for patient care."