Search Tag: Pneumonia

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Enhancing Diagnostic Efficiency of COVID-19

2020 30 Jul

Coronavirus disease has spread throughout the world, and the need for rapid diagnosis of infected patients has become extremely important. Common clinical symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, headache or fatigue. Comorbidities include respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute renal injury and acute cardiac injury.... Read more

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Ultrasound Has Role in COVID-19 Detection

2020 30 Mar

Recent research mostly from China, where the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak originated, has cited the usefulness of chest CT in early disease diagnosis. CT protocols are now used for assessing pulmonary damage in COVID-19 patients.     You might also like : COVID-19 Will Revolutionise Imaging Practices   Since CT... Read more

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AI and CT Distinguish COVID-19 from Pneumonia

2020 24 Mar

In a paper published in the journal Radiology, Chinese researchers propose that a 3D-deep learning model can be used for detecting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from chest CT images.      You might also like : COVID-19 Will Revolutionise Imaging Practices   The model, known as COVID-19 detection neural network (COVNet), is able... Read more

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Improving pneumonia diagnosis in Ugandan children

2018 09 Jul

Pneumonia is a major cause of childhood mortality and morbidity globally – particularly in resource-poor environments – and diagnosis of pneumonia can be complex. The current gold standard diagnostic technique is a chest X-ray, looking for the presence or absence of areas of consolidation on the lungs. However, this obviously exposes the patient to... Read more

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Lung Ultrasound Safer Than Chest X-ray For Pneumonia in Children

2016 14 Apr

Lung ultrasound is portable, less costly and safer than chest X-rays when diagnosing pneumonia in children, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, results of which were published in the medical journal Chest . Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation... Read more

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Imaging Findings in H7N9 Influenza

2013 02 Jun

H7N9 pneumonia shows imaging findings that differentiate it from other types of pneumonia, including rapidly progressive changes in the lungs and pulmonary connective tissues, according to the first study to describe radiologic findings in the disease. The results are published online in the journal Radiology. “The severity of these findings is... Read more