Monitoring pulmonary perfusion by electrical impedance tomography: an evaluation in a pig model.

@article{Fagerberg2009MonitoringPP,
  title={Monitoring pulmonary perfusion by electrical impedance tomography: an evaluation in a pig model.},
  author={Anneli Fagerberg and Ola Stenqvist and Anders Aneman},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={152-8}
}
BACKGROUND Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a non-invasive technique that generates images of impedance distribution. Changes in the pulmonary content of air and blood are major determinants of thoracic impedance. This study was designed to evaluate EIT in monitoring pulmonary perfusion in a wide range of cardiac output. METHODS Eight anaesthetised, mechanically ventilated pigs were fitted with a 16-electrode belt at the mid-thoracic level to generate EIT images that were analysed to… CONTINUE READING