Quantitative regional lung ventilation- results in 15 single lung transplanted patients
Topf H, Zapke M, Kuth R, Deimling M, Rupprecht T, Chefdhotel C, Geiger B, Biondetti P
Presented are measurements in 15 lung transplanted patients. The measured values and the regional color coded ventilation maps were in concordance to the clinical expectations. The fact that only on side of the lung was transplanted and the other side was kept allows to compare healthy and pathological lung tissue at the same time. We demonstrate a clinical application of a novel technique for quantitative calculation of regional pulmonary ventilation. The measured values were in concordance to the previous experiments, the clinical expectations and the lung function studies.