Since the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) infection in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital Hubei province, central of China, more than 4 million people have contracted the virus worldwide. Despite the imposed precautions, coronavirus disease-19 is rapidly spreading with human-to-human transmission resulting in more than 290,000 death as of May 13, 2020 according to World Health Organization (WHO). The aim of this study was to revise the characteristic imaging features of Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) during their outbreak, and to compare them with that of COVID- 19, to familiarize radiologists with the imaging spectrum of corona-virus syndromes. This study will help in more understanding and characterisation of COVID-19 to support the global efforts in combating its worldwide outbreak.


Dr. Osama Abdalla Mabrouk Kheiralla, Consultant Radiologist, Assistant Professor of Radiology – Radiological Sciences Department – College of Applied Medical Sciences – Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University – KSA. I am very interested in academic activities, especially research studies. I am very talented in conveying information and have very good ability to create good bonds with my students. I have supervised many research projects done by students’ groups. I have very wide experience in all radiological aspects including MRI and Spiral CT as well as all Ultrasound investigations. I have excellent experience in non-vascular intervention procedures like drain and biopsy from different body parts and nephrostomy tube insertion as well as ultrasound guided biopsy and CT guided biopsy. I believe that that learning is a process that never ends, and the good practitioner must never stop learning and should always try to keep on improving. Teaching is full of surprises and new situations, and one must be ready to adapt and discover new strategies of teaching. What remains true is the importance of understanding how to relate one’s knowledge to daily life practice.