A STUDY OF CORRELATION BETWEEN CHEST HRCT SCORE WITH CT VALUES OF RT-PCR TESTING FOR COVID-19 INFECTION
- Research Assistant, State Level-ViralResearch and Diagnostic Laboratory(VRDL), Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur-440003, Maharashtra, India.
- Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur-440003, Maharashtra, India.
- Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Government Medical College, Sindhudurg.
- Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur.
- Professor, International Radiology, Government Medical College and Trauma Care Centre, Nagpur.
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- Corresponding Author
Objectives: To compare the performance of chest CT and Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR) in the initial diagnostic assessment of the coronavirus disease in COVID-19 patients during pandemic.
Methods& Results:In this study we have included 209 clinically suspected cases of COVID-19from Government Medical College, Nagpur who undergone both HRCT chest and RT-PCR. In our study, 3.35% of patients who were RT PCR positive did not have any findings on CT chest, and total positivity by RT-PCR was 100%. Of the patients, 51.67% showed mild HRCT score, 41.19% showed moderate HRCT score, and 4.78% showed severe HRCT score. An inverse relation between CT value of RTPCR and chest HRCT score was detected (p < 0.01).
Discussion:The viral load in patients with less severe COVID-19 does not necessarily indicate the need for hospitalization or treatment.Both RT-PCR and Chest CT scan should be used in combination, but chest CT should be used judiciously.
Conclusion:Combining RT-PCR with chest CT scans can provide valuable insights into the severity of COVID-19, and thus, the two should be used together for accurate diagnosis.
[Sana Pathan, Swati Bhise, Nitin Dhokane, Sunanda Zodpey and Jawahar Rathod (2023); A STUDY OF CORRELATION BETWEEN CHEST HRCT SCORE WITH CT VALUES OF RT-PCR TESTING FOR COVID-19 INFECTION Int. J. of Adv. Res. 11 (Apr). 1154-1157] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Research Assistant, State Level- Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory(SVRDL), Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur-440003, Maharashtra,India
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/16774
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/16774
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