Speaker: Prof. Ernesto Di Cesare,
Head of Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology Department
San Salvatore Hospital L'Aquila
L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Prof. Di Cesare is an expert in advanced diagnostics of Cardioradiology, MRI and CT, Echography and echocontrastography, Echocardiography.
He is the former President of the Cardioradiology Section of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM), a member of the Board of Directors of the Cardioradiology Section of SIRM and of the Italian Society of Cardiology of Sport.
As a founding member of European Society of Cardioradiology (ESCR), he held the position of Vice President and member of the Scientific Board. His research interests include myocardial perfusion, CT late enhancement and most recently COVID-19 treatment.
Presentation: Prognostic role of quantitative lung CT in COVID-19 patients
In this presentation, Prof. Di Cesare will focus on showing the results of a study aimed at investigating the clinical validity of quantitative chest CT measurements, performed with the CT Lung Density Analysis functionality of Canon’s Vitrea Advanced Visualization software.
During the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, a specific patient workflow was created to assess the treatment path based on severity of the symptoms extracted from measurements depicted by Vitrea Advanced Visualization. Thresholds were created and based on the results, a decision is made if the patient will be given medicine or sent to the respiratory unit.
The criteria used are mean density, weight, and total percentage of normal, ground glass and consolidation areas. During the webinar Prof. Di Cesare will share how these quantitative measurements play a fundamental role in the assessment of the risk for COVID-19 patients.
Presentation: learning objectives
- COVID-19 Disease Quantitative Approach
- COVID-19 Patients Clinical Workflow
- Risk Stratification of COVID-19 Patients