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“ Location depends on the position of the patient at the time of aspiration. The left lung may be spared. PLAIN FILM •   Most commonly the l...

Location depends on the position of the patient at the time of aspiration. The left lung may be spared.
PLAIN FILM
•  Most commonly the lower lobes are affected if erect; posterior upper lobe and superior lower lobe are affected if supine.
CT
•  Consolidation, material in the airway
•  May be complicated by necrosis or abscess formation