In the COVID-19 outbreak, it became clear that RT-PCR testing is both slow and unreliable. The RT-PCR operation needs much longer time (2–24 h) than a CT scan (about 5 s), not to mention its complicated confirmation process. Chest CT provides a fast, convenient, and effective method to early recognize suspicious cases for COVID-19. Chest CT has a high sensitivity for diagnosis of COVID-19, the studies show that the sensitivity of CT for COVID-19 infection was 98% compared to RT-PCR sensitivity of 71%. Compared to RT-PCR, chest CT imaging is a more reliable, practical and rapid method to diagnose and assess COVID-19.
Diagnostic Imaging scans for COVID-19 is absolutely free for uninsured patients. Insured patients are of course welcome.
You can ask your physician to recommend a CT Scan to help the diagnosis, to clear any doubt and to ease your mind.
Let’s stop Coronavirus, let’s fight it together!
Dr. Anthony Dangis, Belgium
When compared to RT-PCR, low-dose submillisievert chest CT demonstrated excellent sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy for diagnosis of COVID-19. Low-dose submillisievert chest CT allows for rapid, accurate and reproducible assessment of COVID-19 infection.
Dr. Hui Juan Chen, China
Chest CT plays a crucial role in the early diagnosis of COVID-19, particularly for those patients with a negative RT-PCR. The initial features in CT may be associated with prognosis.
Chest CT is valuable for the early diagnosis of COVID-19, particularly for those patients with a negative RT-PCR.
Dr. Joseph Fraiman, M.D., USA
You can’t fight what you can’t see, and CT scans are the best way to see the disease. Early on in the COVID-19 outbreak, it became clear that RT-PCR testing is both slow and unreliable. The swab misses nearly 1/3 of cases -at best. According to a research article in Radiology, CT is far more sensitive commonly detecting cases the swab misses.