Airway visualization by tantalum inhalation bronchography.

A novel technique for the generation of tantalum aerosols (aerodynamic mass median diameter, 5.8 mum; sigma g, +/-2.14) for inhalation bronchography via the mouth was applied in 26 anesthetized dogs. Ventilatory patterns during periods of aerosol inhalation were controlled by either bilateral electrophrenic stimulation of the diaphragm (EPS), or by… CONTINUE READING