Mircea A. Pantea

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Chest percussion is a traditional technique used for the physical examination of pulmonary injuries and diseases. It is a method of tapping body parts with fingers or small instruments to evaluate the size, consistency, borders, and presence of fluid/air in the lungs and abdomen. Percussion has been successfully used for the diagnosis of such potentially(More)
Used for centuries in the clinical practice, audible percussion is a method of eliciting sounds by tapping various areas of the human body either by finger tips or by a percussion hammer. Despite its advantages, pulmonary diagnostics by percussion is still highly subjective, depends on the physician's skills, and requires quiet surroundings. Automation of(More)
Although clinical percussion remains one of the most widespread traditional noninvasive methods for diagnosing pulmonary disease, the available analysis of physical characteristics of the percussion sound using modern signal processing techniques is still quite limited. The majority of existing literature on the subject reports either time-domain or(More)
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