- The standard method for diagnosing COVID-19, the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay, has limitations such as long turnaround time and a sensitivity below 100%, which can produce false negatives.
- CT imaging provides results quickly and can improve testing accuracy when supplementing RT-PCR testing.
- CT imaging together with AI-assisted diagnosis has the potential to work as a stand-alone diagnostic tool, making screening faster and more consistent and even detecting atypical cases.
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