Interactions of regional respiratory mechanics and pulmonary ventilatory impairment in pulmonary emphysema: assessment with dynamic MRI and xenon-133 single-photon emission CT.

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Dynamic MRI and (133)Xe single-photon emission CT (SPECT) were used to directly evaluate the interaction of regional respiratory mechanics and lung ventilatory function in pulmonary emphysema. METHODS Respiratory diaphragmatic and chest wall (D/CW) motions were analyzed by sequential MRI of fast-gradient echo pulse sequences during two to… (More)

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@article{Suga2000InteractionsOR, title={Interactions of regional respiratory mechanics and pulmonary ventilatory impairment in pulmonary emphysema: assessment with dynamic MRI and xenon-133 single-photon emission CT.}, author={K. Suga and Toshiaki Tsukuda and Hideshi Awaya and Naofumi Matsunaga and Keiki Sugi and Kensuke Esato}, journal={Chest}, year={2000}, volume={117 6}, pages={1646-55} }