Rationale and objectives: There is a rising onus on understanding the common features of COVID-19 pneumonia on different imaging modalities . In this study, we aimed to review and depict the common MRI features of COVID-19 pneumonia in our laboratory confirmed case series, the first comprehensive reported cohort in the literature . Materials and methods: Upon IRB approval, eight laboratory confirmed COVID-19 patients who presented to our outpatient imaging clinic underwent chest CT and, once various features of COVID-19 pneumonia were identified, a dedicated multisequence chest MRI was performed on the same day with an institutional protocol . Demographic data and the morphology, laterality and location of the lesions were recorded for each case .
Results: Five males and three females with the mean age of 40.63 ± 12.64 years old were present in this case series . Five cases had typical CT features with ground glass opacities and consolidations, readily visible on different MRI sequences . Three cases had indeterminate or atypical features which were also easily seen on MRI . The comprehensive review of MRI features for each case and representative images have been illustrated . Conclusion: Becoming familiar with typical findings of COVID-19 pneumonia in MRI is crucial for every radiologist . Although MRI is not the modality of choice for evaluation of pulmonary opacities, it has similar capabilities in detection of COVID-19 pneumonia when compared to chest CT.