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Chest x-rays in the ER predict COVID-19 severity

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“The study findings demonstrate x-ray’s value in helping physicians identify, triage, and treat high-risk patients, wrote a team led by Dr. Danielle Toussie of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

“We demonstrate how valuable x-rays can be during this pandemic because, by evaluating disease in different portions of the lungs, we can predict outcomes, which can potentially help appropriately allocate resources and expedite treatment in the most severe cases,” Toussie said in a statement released by the hospital.

The researchers developed an x-ray scoring system to evaluate COVID-19 disease severity in order to better determine which patients need to be hospitalized and/or intubated.”

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