How sensitive is CT to detect COVID-19?

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Chinese doctors compared PCR results with findings suggestive of COVID-19 infection on CT and found that Chest CT had higher sensitivity for diagnosis of COVID-19 as compared with initial reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from swab samples in the epidemic area of China. The bottom line: CT is a good tool to detect overt abnormalities caused by COVID in the lungs