Quantitative characterization of airspace enlargement in emphysema.

  title={Quantitative characterization of airspace enlargement in emphysema.},
  author={Harikrishnan Parameswaran and Arnab Majumdar and Satoru Ito and Adriano M. Alencar and B{\'e}la Suki},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={100 1},
The mean linear intercept (L(m)) can be used to estimate the surface area for gas exchange in the lung. However, in recent years, it is most commonly used as an index for characterizing the enlargement of airspaces in emphysema and the associated severity of structural destruction in the lung. Specifically, an increase in L(m) is thought to result from an… CONTINUE READING