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Table 6 Sensitivity of chest X-ray versus HRCT in different lung abnormalities (n = 1400)

From: COVITALE 2020 from eastern Indian population: imageologists perspective, a learning curve

Characteristics No. of findings correctly matched with HRCT No. of findings not correctly matched with HRCT Sensitivity (%)
Consolidation 294 126 70
Ground-glass opacities 230 162 59
Pulmonary nodules 80 108 42.5
Pleural effusion 40 26 60.6
Reticular opacities 84 108 43.7
Cavitatory lesion 20 22 47.6
Cardiomegaly 32 10 76.1
Overall sensitivity of CXR in comparison to HRCT 55.1