Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), in Wuhan, China in 2019, the resulting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease has rapidly transitioned into a global pandemic with over 31 000 deaths and 215 000 infections in the UK as of 10 May 2020. Confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 infection requires reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) testing. Chest radiographic and/or computed tomography (CT) imaging is also central to diagnosis and management.

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Jacob, J., Alexander, D., Baillie, J., Berka, R., Bertolli, O., Blackwood, J., Buchan, I., Bloomfield, C., Cushnan, D., Docherty, A., Edey, A., Favaro, A., Gleeson, F., Halling-Brown, M., Hare, S., Jefferson, E., Johnstone, A., Kirby, M., McStay, R., Nair, A., Openshaw, P., Parker, G., Reilly, G., Robinson, G., Roditi, G., Rodrigues, J., Sebire, N., Semple, M., Sudlow, C., Woznitza, N. & Joshi, I. 2020, 'Using imaging to combat a pandemic: rationale for developing the UK National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database', European Respiratory Journal, 56(2), article no: 2001809. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01809-2020

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