"Scientists Spot Early Markers Of Coronavirus In Lungs Of Patients" - Robert Preidt
U.S. researchers report they have spotted early, subtle signs in the lungs that point to coronavirus infection.This could help doctors diagnose patients in the early stages of the disease, when it may not be obvious on lung scans, according to the Mount Sinai Health System doctors. Their findings appear in the February issue of the journal Radiology. "This work augments our initial study, which was the first published research study on the imaging findings of COVID-19, and now we are able to provide a more comprehensive evaluation of how lung disease in coronavirus patients manifests and develops," said study author Michael Chung, MD, assistant professor of diagnostic, molecular and interventional radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "Just as clinicians are evaluating more patients suspected of COVID-19, radiologists are similarly interpreting more chest CTs in those suspected of infection,” said lead author Adam Bernheim, MD, assistant professor of diagnostic, molecular and interventional radiology at the 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
— 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