A model for determining alveolar and small airway dimensions from aerosol recovery data.

@article{Rosenthal1985AMF,
  title={A model for determining alveolar and small airway dimensions from aerosol recovery data.},
  author={Frank. S. Rosenthal},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={582-91}
}
A mathematical model is presented that allows the determination of alveolar and small airway dimensions from a series of aerosol recovery measurements performed at different inspiration volumes. The model assumes 1) a symmetric dichotomous lung, 2) representation of airway and alveoli as ensembles of straight tubes, and 3) Gaussian dispersion of the aerosol… CONTINUE READING