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Chest computed tomography (CT) is a fundamental tool for the characterization of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Its frequent use is, however, hindered by the associated radiation exposure. The aim of the present study was to evaluate, in patients with ARDS, the accuracy of quantitative and visual anatomical lung analysis performed on low-dose(More)
The computation of lung recruitability in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is advocated to set positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) for preventing lung collapse. The quantitative lung CT scan, obtained by manual image processing, is the reference method but it is time consuming. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of a visual(More)
RATIONALE The assessment of lung recruitability in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) may be important for planning recruitment maneuvers and setting positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). OBJECTIVES To determine whether lung recruitment measured by respiratory mechanics is comparable with lung recruitment measured by computed(More)
INTRODUCTION Although computed tomography (CT) is widely used to investigate different pathologies, quantitative data from normal populations are scarce. Reference values may be useful to estimate the anatomical or physiological changes induced by various diseases. METHODS We analyzed 100 helical CT scans taken for clinical purposes and referred as(More)
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