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Crescent Journal of
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Jan 2021, Vol 8, Issue 1
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The Role of Chest Computed Tomography Imaging in Patient Management During the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-sectional Study
Yasser H. Hadi1, Mahmoud H. Aljuaid2, Hamid Osman Hamid3, Amal A Al khalfan1, Nahla L. Faizo3
1Department of Radiological Sciences, Inaya Medical College, Al Qirawan, Riyadh, KSA
2Department of Radiology, Maternity and Children Hospital, As Sulaymaniyah Al-kharj, KSA. College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taif University, Taif, KSA

CJMB 2021; 8: 015-019

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Keywords : Computerized tomography imaging, COVID-19, Pandemic, Chest
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Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the role of chest computed tomography (CT) imaging in patient management during COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia.

Materials and Methods: A questionnaire including 39 multiple-choice questions was distributed to radiologists and radiographic technologists through social media in Saudi Arabia during 13-23 May 2020, after obtaining the ethical approval.

Results: The results from 33 hospitals in Saudi Arabia showed that the role of CT"s in managing COVID-19 patients was limited to only around 9% of 3049 patients who underwent chest CT. In addition, the CT technologists were exposed to infection with coronavirus in 6 (18%) radiology departments, whereas in the other 27 departments, the CT technologists were not exposed to the infection with the virus.

Conclusions: Despite their high sensitivity, CT scans have played a limited role in the management of COVID-19 and may not be a practical approach to perform routine screening.


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