"First US Docs To Analyze Coronavirus Patients’ Lungs Say Insight Could Lead To Quicker Diagnosis" – Alexandria Hein
A team of Mount Sinai doctors became the first in the U.S. to analyze CT scans of patients diagnosed with coronavirus and said that they were able to identify specific patterns in the lungs as markers of the disease as it developed over time. “Recognizing imaging patterns based on infection time course is paramount for not only understanding the disease process and natural history of COVID-19 but also for helping to predict patient progression and potential complication development,” said lead author Adam Bernheim, MD, assistant professor of diagnostic, molecular and interventional radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Zahi Fayad, PhD, director of the BioMedical Imaging and Engineering Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said his team’s findings will help advance the care for coronavirus patients. The physicians noted that patients may present with nonspecific symptoms which can be difficult to diagnose as coronavirus and that an X-ray does not measure lung disease as well as a CT scan.
— Adam Bernheim, MD, Assistant Professor, Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
— Zahi A. Fayad, PhD, Director, TMII, Professor, Medical Imaging and Bioengineering, Radiology, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
— Michael S. Chung, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai