Lung Biology in Health & Disease Volume 200 Functional Lung by David Lipson, Edwin van Beek

By David Lipson, Edwin van Beek

Written through global gurus, this reference explores the usage and development of cutting-edge imaging modalities for the research of pulmonary function-providing an updated and worldwide standpoint of imaging functions with unique contributions from specialists in Europe, North the USA, Japan, and Australia.

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Background of 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose Imaging . . 358 III. FDG-PET Imaging in Infection and Inflammation . . 358 IV. PET Advantages over Traditional Nuclear Medicine Techniques in the Evaluation of Lung Infection and Inflammation . . 359 V. Potential Clinical Applications . . 360 VI. Monitoring Disease Processes and Response to Therapy . . 366 VII. Differentiating Between Malignant and Inflammatory Processes . . 366 VIII. Conclusions . . 367 References . . 368 18. Metabolic Imaging for Assessing Solitary Pulmonary Nodules .

Radiologic Findings . . 392 III. CT Scan Protocols . . 397 IV. Pulmonary or Extrapulmonary ARDS . . 399 Contents xxiii V. VI. VII. VIII. Basic Concepts of Therapy and Potential Complications . . 400 Ventilator-Associated Lung Injury . . 402 Long-Term CT Findings . . 402 Deeper Insights in ARDS and Mechanical Ventilation by Functional CT . . 403 IX. Alternative to Radiological Imaging: Electrical Impedance Tomography . . 407 X. Conclusion . . 408 References . . 409 20. Asthma: Assessment of Lung Ventilation with Hyperpolarized Helium-3 MR Imaging .

The major limitation of this technique is related to thresholding range. The result of reconstruction is also sensitive to volume partial artifacts, stair step artifacts, and motion-related artifacts (19). In addition, voxels fractionally composed of the tissue and air are not integrated in the final image (18). F. CT Bronchography CT bronchography is a new functionality consisting segmentation of the lumen – wall interface of the airways. Re´my-Jardin et al. (22) used a continuous rim of peripheral voxels and a volume rendering algorithm.

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