23 August 2001 Diagnosis of pneumothorax using a microwave-based detector
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A novel method for identifying pneumothorax is presented. This method is based on a novel device that uses electromagnetic waves in the microwave radio frequency (RF) region and a modified algorithm previously used for the estimation of the angle of arrival of radar signals. In this study, we employ this radio frequency triage tool (RAFT) to the clinical condition of pneumothorax, which is a collapsed lung. In anesthetized pigs, RAFT can detect changes in the RF signature from a lung that is 20 percent or greater collapsed. These results are compared to chest x-ray. Both studies are equivalent in their ability to detect pneumothorax in pigs.
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Geoffrey S. F. Ling, Geoffrey S. F. Ling, Ronald G. Riechers, Ronald G. Riechers, Krishna M. Pasala, Krishna M. Pasala, Jeremy Blanchard, Jeremy Blanchard, Masako Nozaki, Masako Nozaki, Anthony Ramage, Anthony Ramage, William Jackson, William Jackson, Michael Rosner, Michael Rosner, Patricia Garcia-Pinto, Patricia Garcia-Pinto, Catherine Yun, Catherine Yun, Nathan Butler, Nathan Butler, Daniel Williams, Daniel Williams, Seth M. Zeidman, Seth M. Zeidman, Peter Rhee, Peter Rhee, James M. Ecklund, James M. Ecklund, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Stephen Lockhart, Stephen Lockhart, } "Diagnosis of pneumothorax using a microwave-based detector", Proc. SPIE 4368, Visualization of Temporal and Spatial Data for Civilian and Defense Applications, (23 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438118; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.438118

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