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Original Study



To highlight the diagnostic value of multidetector computed tomography (CT) in the assessment of different patterns of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia to help in proper and accurate diagnosis.


As worldwide health care system has been overwhelmed by a novel COVID-19, early identification of risks of adverse outcomes becomes the key to optimize management.

Patients and methods

This prospective study was conducted on 250 patients finally diagnosed as having COVID-19 pneumonia by PCR. Those patients were recruited from the outpatient clinic and isolation unit of Menoufia University Hospital and the outpatient clinics of Shebin Elkom Fever Hospital.


A total of 250 patients were recruited for the study (50.8% were female and 49.2% were male). Most of the studied cases had ground-glass opacities, as seen in 235 (94%) patients. Half (125 patients) of the studied cases had severe involvement, 65 (26%) patients had mild score, and 60 (24%) patients had moderate CT severity score.


Our results showed CT examinations to be sensitive for COVID-19 detection and thus is very useful as a standard method for diagnosis and follow-up of COVID-19 as rapid diagnosis can lead to early control of potential complications.