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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sadaf Sharfaei M.D.[2]

Overview

Chest MRI may be helpful in the diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia. Findings on MRI suggestive of aspiration pneumonia include defining the nature of aspirated particle and extend of lung injury, atelectasis, consolidation and opacities.

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  • Chest MRI may be helpful in the diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia. Findings on MRI suggestive of aspiration pneumonia include:[1][2][3][4][5]

References

  1. Marik, Paul E. (2001). "Aspiration Pneumonitis and Aspiration Pneumonia". New England Journal of Medicine. 344 (9): 665–671. doi:10.1056/NEJM200103013440908. ISSN 0028-4793.
  2. DiBardino, David M.; Wunderink, Richard G. (2015). "Aspiration pneumonia: A review of modern trends". Journal of Critical Care. 30 (1): 40–48. doi:10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.07.011. ISSN 0883-9441.
  3. Wei, Chaojie; Cheng, Zhenshun; Zhang, Li; Yang, Jiong (2013). "Microbiology and prognostic factors of hospital- and community-acquired aspiration pneumonia in respiratory intensive care unit". American Journal of Infection Control. 41 (10): 880–884. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2013.01.007. ISSN 0196-6553.
  4. Luk, James KH; Chen, Daniel KY (2014). "Preventing aspiration pneumonia in older people: do we have the 'know-how'?". Hong Kong Medical Journal. doi:10.12809/hkmj144251. ISSN 1024-2708.
  5. Taylor, Joanne K.; Fleming, Gillian B.; Singanayagam, Aran; Hill, Adam T.; Chalmers, James D. (2013). "Risk Factors for Aspiration in Community-acquired Pneumonia: Analysis of a Hospitalized UK Cohort". The American Journal of Medicine. 126 (11): 995–1001. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.07.012. ISSN 0002-9343.