Human alveolar long-term clearance of ferromagnetic iron oxide microparticles in healthy and diseased subjects.

Monodisperse ferrimagnetic microparticles (Fe3O4) with 1.3 microm geometric diameter were inhaled to study alveolar long-term clearance in healthy and diseased human subjects. Nineteen younger (age 20 to 39 years) and 20 older (age 40 to 65 years) healthy volunteers participated in the study as well as 15 patients with sarcoidosis (SAR), 12 patients with… CONTINUE READING