A multicompartment analysis of the lung

  title={A multicompartment analysis of the lung},
  author={Michael H. Reid and Herbert B. Hechtman},
  journal={Medical and biological engineering},
Intravascular inert-gas tracers have been employed in a multicompartment lung model to measure the anatomic shunt. This includes blood flow to atelectatic areas, to regions with closed nonventilated airspaces and to regions where there are diffusion blocks to tracer passage. The volume of perfused airspaces without diffusion-block distal to bronchial… CONTINUE READING