Introduction and objective:
CT examination is an important diagnostic tool in assessment of the severity of the infection and course of the disease. The aim of the study was to evaluate the degree and frequency of involvement of individual lung lobes and the population Lobe Involvement Coefficient (pLIC) value in the investigated population.

Material and methods:
The analyzed material comprised 124 patients aged 18–92 years. CT examinations were performed using a 16- and 32-row CT LightSpeed apparatus. The spatial distribution of typical Covid -19 pathological changes was analyzed, divided into five lung lobes. The degree of the severity of lobe involvement was assessed using counters and percentages, as well as the population Lobe Involvement Coefficient (pLIC). Statistical analysis of data was performed with the use of Statistica 10.0 software. Values were measured on an oridinal scale. Anova Friedman’s test was used to compare lobes.

Statistically significant differences in the involvement between most of the individual lobes were shown. There was no statistically significant difference in the degree of lobe involvement between the left and right upper lobes, nor in the left and right lower lobes. The highest pILC was demonstrated for the lower lobe and the lowest value was obtained for the middle lobe.

The lower lobes were affected most frequently and most severely, with no statistical difference between the right and left sides. The middle lobe was affected relatively least frequently and lightly. The introduced pLIC index allows quantitative assessment of individual lobes involvement in relation to the entire studied population.

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