HKCR Publication - An overview of COVID-19, with emphasis on radiological features, 27 March 2020



HKCR Publication “An overview of COVID-19, with emphasis on radiological features”


The latest threat to local and global health is the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Amidst the pandemic, the Hong Kong College of Radiologists (HKCR) aligned radiologists from all her Radiology Training Centers in Hospital Authority (HA) and the Department of Diagnostic Radiology of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) to publish this feature article on the updates of scientific knowledge, in particular the radiological features, of COVID-19.  Our objectives are to enhance knowledge of our Fellows and members on the available information and further equip them in their daily medical practice.  At the time of writing, COVID-19 is still continuously spreading at fast pace around the world.  The condition is shifting rapidly and most of the relevant guidelines and scientific knowledge will need to be updated from day to day.  Every attempt has been made to ensure the content of this article is up to date to the time of printing on 27 March 2020.  We hope our publication can provide useful background and radiological information to facilitate our Fellows and members in following the evolvement of the COVID-19 pandemic.