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CT thorax screening for Covid-19 - Does it do more harm than good?
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Poster Title: CT thorax screening for Covid-19 - Does it do more harm than good?
Submitted on 29 Oct 2020
Author(s): Dr Louise Yates, Dr Ahsan Mahmood, Dr Haren Wijesinghe, Dr Madhava Djearaman, Dr Ben Holloway
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This poster was presented at BIR annual congress
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Abstract: Aims: to audit the introduction of new RCR guidelines for the use of CT thorax to rule out Covid-19 infection in ore-operative patients.

Methods: retrospective audit of all patients undergoing CT thorax pre-operative screening at UHB NHS trust from 15th April - 15th May 2020 and comparison of CT thorax result to RT-PCR swab and the impact on patient care.

Results: 57 such screening scans were undertaken. There was no demonstrable benefit to the use of CT as a screening tool with a high false positive rate and several areas identified where there was a potential for harm to occur.
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