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THIS MONTH’S HIGHLIGHT

CT in the diagnosis of COVID-19 and its complications:
Directly from the experts’ voices and texts

Despite an apparent period of truce in some countries, an upsurge of COVID-19 has been reported: currently, the COVID-19 pandemic is still besetting the world’s population, continuing to be a major concern across the planet.

The striking number of recorded cases has allowed the scientific community to expand knowledge on COVID-19’s causative agent, on the infection course, diagnostic techniques and potential therapeutic strategies. The advantageous role of CT in the detection of COVID-19 and its complications, such as thromboembolic disease and pulmonary embolism, has been widely investigated and is examined on MDCT.net in Professor Galea’s text and directly from the voice of Professor Laghi.

Indeed, in this Newsletter we take the opportunity to launch a new section of the MDCT.net website, “MDCT.net voices”, where a series of short podcasts will present the experience of Key Opinion Leaders on the usefulness of CT, directly from their voices.

We hope you will enjoy this new initiative of MDCT.net!

As usual, suggestions for topics to be covered in future issues of this newsletter are welcome: please send your proposals to us at editorial@mdct.net.

From the MDCT.net team

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MDCT.NET VOICES - A PODCAST SERIES

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ANALYSIS & OPINION

Pulmonary embolism in COVID-19
N. Galea
Several recent reports have shown a relatively high prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with COVID-19. This serious and life-threatening complication needs to be rapidly and accurately identified. The most useful methods for diagnosing PE are illustrated in this review.
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SELECTED LITERATURE

Cerruti L, Boscaro F, Poletto F et al. Acute pulmonary embolism in COVID‑19 related hypercoagulability. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2020 Jul;50(1):223-6.

Gervaise A, Bouzad C, Peroux E, Helissey C. Acute pulmonary embolism in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients referred to CTPA by emergency department. Eur Radiol. 2020 Jun 9;1-8. doi: 10.1007/s00330-020-06977-5. Online ahead of print.

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CLINICAL CASE

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