This test is effective only at least five days after the patient’s corona is infected. Dr. Sandeep told that many times it has been seen that people get this test done in a hurry.
Learn about HRCT Test from Dr. Sandeep
The most shocking thing in the second wave of Kovid is that many cases are coming in which, despite the RTPCR test, it is not known whether the patient is infected or not. It has been known that the accuracy of the RTPCR test is much better than the antigen test. In such a situation, despite having symptoms or problems, at times when the report in the antigen test comes negative and the doctor asks to conduct the RTPCR test. But what to do if the patient reports did not come positive even in RT-PCR test and still have symptoms?
Actually, in such a situation, the doctor asks for the HRCT Test, ie High Resolution Computed Tomography, based on the symptoms present in the patient. Senior radiologist Dr. Sandeep Sharma has Tv9 india Talked to the HRCT test shows about the infection of the patient, on the basis of which further treatment is done.
What is the level of infection?
Dr. Sandeep told that there are five lobes in the langs. A lobes has five constants. On this basis, the infection of the langas is divided into 25 points. In HRCT, the infection inside the lung is judged and then given a score in the final report, on the basis of which treatment is done.
What level is dangerous?
Dr. Sandeep said that usually if the level of lung infection in a patient is between 18 and 25, it means that the level of infection is very high. Similarly, if the level of infection in the patient is between 8 and 18, it means that the patient has mild infection. But if the level of infection is less than 8, it means that the infection in the patient is quite low.
Get the test done after five days
This test is effective only at least five days after the patient’s corona is infected. Dr. Sandeep told that many times it has been seen that people get this test done in a hurry. In such a situation, such a test should be avoided. Because you will not get the right report. It is more important to go for the test only after the advice of the doctor.
Report comes sooner than RTPCR
Dr. Sandeep told that it takes about 48 to 72 hours for the report of RTPCR test to come. The specialty of HRCT test is that only ten minutes after the test, its film shows what the level of infection in the patient is. Based on which it is almost known whether the patient is coron infected or not.
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