Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) which
is also known as SARS-CoV-2 is an infectious disease
caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Before
spreading globally, first cases were seen in Wuhan,
China, in December 2019. The most frequent findings
are atypical or organizing pneumonia, often with a
bilateral, peripheral, basal predominant distribution
and airspace opacities, whether described as
consolidation, GGO or crazy paving pattern. Recent
research identified a higher than expected number of
people recovering from the COVID-19 reported
experiencing neurological symptoms in the brain such
as nerve damage, stroke and brain inflammation; which
are not always correlate with the severity of respiratory
symptoms caused by COVID-19. One of the systems
that involved in maintaining optimum conditions of the
brain is the cerebral circulatory system. Blood must
flow smoothly to regulates all activities in human body.
Obstruction of blood flow can cause hypoxia (lack of
oxygen) and can led damage to the surrounding tissue,
causing paralysis and brain function disabilities.
Objectives: of this study describe the management
of Brain MRI as a follow up study for patient
recovering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Method of this study is descriptive qualitative. The
research was conducted in July 2020, at Department of
Radiology, Ciputra Mitra Hospital in Banjarmasin.
Criteria of the samples are people without a history of
serious health issues in the past, who have been infected
COVID-19 in the severe category (as evidenced by PCR,
Chest X-Ray and Chest CT); but has been declared
cured of COVID-19 (as evidenced by negative PCR
results 2 times in 24 hours). Results in this study:
obtained imaging studies conducted on 1.5 Tesla GE
MRI. Sequences performed were T1 weighted spin echo,
diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), gradient echo T2 or
susceptibility weighted imaging, FLAIR and, MRA.
Conclusion: of this study showed ischemic stroke,
multiple infarcts and several brain vascular stenosis.
Keywords : Brain MRI, COVID-19, FLAIR, lesion, vascular stenosis, ischemic stroke