New European Journal of Radiology publication: Can CT help in patients with obscure infections?

10. December 2020

Our working group Member Dr. Julian Pohlan just published a research in the European Journal of Radiology on predicting possible sources of infections.


In 133 out of 196 (67.9 %) body CTs from general wards with severe infection or sepsis, body CT identified an infectious focus. 90 % of the infections were located in the chest, abdomen, and genitourinary tract, in descending order. In 76.5 % (150 of 196) of examinations, CT correctly predicted the final infectious source. The positive predictive value (PPV) of a CT-detected focus was 84.2 % (95 % CI 79.0%-88.3%).

Read more about this research in the European Journal of Radiology.

Congratulations to Dr. Pohlan!