MinIP technique in COVID-19 pneumonia

Kesimal U.

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAKS-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.69, no.1, pp.107-110, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.20219914
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-110
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


One of the rarely reported computed tomography findings of COVID-19 is an air bubble sign. Minimum intensity projection (MinIP) images can increase the prominence of the air bubble appearance, which is one of the low-density findings observed in COVID-19 pneumonia. We present two cases with COVID-19 pneumonia, who were not optimally selected on thoracic tomography images, and air bubble appearance was detected in MinIP images. While air bubbles are not noticed in normal thin-section computed tomography images, they become more easily noticeable after the MinIP technique is applied. This observation needs to be confirmed by radiological studies.