Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1814--1817

Role of radiology in RT-PCR negative COVID-19 pneumonia: Review and recommendations


Binit Sureka1, Pawan Kumar Garg1, Suvinay Saxena1, Mahendra Kumar Garg2, Sanjeev Misra3 
1 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of General Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Director and Professor Surgical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Binit Sureka
Associate Professor and Deputy Medical Superintendent, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan - 342 005
India

Currently, RT-PCR is the gold standard for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, due to the time-consuming laboratory tests and the low positivity rate of RT-PCR, it cannot be an ideal screening tool for infected population. In this review article, we have reviewed studies related to RT-PCR and CT chest and we would like to give our recommendations. Depending upon the patient's clinical symptoms and radiology imaging typical of viral pneumonia compatible with COVID-19 infection, clinicians need to consider isolation of these patients early even if the RT-PCR test is negative.


How to cite this article:
Sureka B, Garg PK, Saxena S, Garg MK, Misra S. Role of radiology in RT-PCR negative COVID-19 pneumonia: Review and recommendations.J Family Med Prim Care 2021;10:1814-1817


How to cite this URL:
Sureka B, Garg PK, Saxena S, Garg MK, Misra S. Role of radiology in RT-PCR negative COVID-19 pneumonia: Review and recommendations. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jun 13 ];10:1814-1817
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