Pneumothorax detection using computerised analysis of breath sounds

@article{Mansy2006PneumothoraxDU,
  title={Pneumothorax detection using computerised analysis of breath sounds},
  author={Hussein Mansy and Thomas J. Royston and Robert A. Balk and Richard Sandler},
  journal={Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing},
  year={2006},
  volume={40},
  pages={526-532}
}
The primary objective of the study was to investigate the effects of pneumothorax (PTX) on breath sounds and to evaluate their use for PTX diagnosis. The underlying hypothesis is that there are diagnostic breath sound changes with PTX. An animal model was created in which breath sounds of eight mongrel dogs were acquired and analysed for both normal and PTX states. The results suggested that pneumothorax was associated with a reduction in sound amplitude, a preferential decrease in high… Expand
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