Iran Radiologists Secure Achievements in Coronavirus Diagnosis, Offer Lebanon Help

Radiologists in the Islamic Republic of Iran have secured major achievements in the diagnosis of coronavirus through Thoracic CT (Computed Tomography) Scan.

In an interview with Al-Manar, Tehran-based Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist Dr. Mostafa Al-Jawhari said that Iran faced significant challenge since the start of the contagious disease earlier in February.

“There has been a huge number of suspected infections that we had to confirm,” Al-Jawhari told Al-Manar.

He noted that the key way to diagnose the deadly disease, was the Reverse-Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), known as PCR, for throat and nose swab samples.

“However, due to shortages in such tests, as well as non-accuracy in some cases, we had to resort to a new way to diagnose the disease rather than the only adopted one,” said Al-Jawhari, a Lebanese national who has been pursuing his education in Iran.

He underlined the effectiveness of the Thoracic CT images in the diagnosis of the deadly disease, also known as COVID-19.

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