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1 May 1994 High-resolution CT assessment of the pediatric airways: structure and function
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The airway has always been a central focus for respiratory pathology in infants and children. Imaging of the larynx, trachea, and the central bronchi can be readily accomplished by radiographic or conventional CT techniques. Newer high resolution CT (HRCT) techniques have extended our view of the bronchi peripherally to the limits of scanner resolution, i.e., to bronchial generations 7 - 9, and rapid volumetric CT data acquisitions have made it possible to follow the same lung anatomic level through the rapidly occurring changes in a series of experimental protocols. These techniques together with a custom designed computer software program for image display and analysis have enabled us to objectively study changes in airway caliber and lung density that occurred in an animal mode of airway reactivity and thereby relate structure with function in the airways.
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Sandra S. Kramer, Eric A. Hoffman, and Israel Amirav M.D. "High-resolution CT assessment of the pediatric airways: structure and function", Proc. SPIE 2168, Medical Imaging 1994: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (1 May 1994);

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