Role of quantitative chest perfusion computed tomography in detecting diabetic pulmonary microangiopathy
Aims: Aimof the study was to determine the role of perfusion chest computed tomography(pCT) in evaluation of pulmonary diabetic angiopathy.Methods: 18 never-smoking patients (10 diabetic patients and 8 healthy controls) underwentchest high resolution CT (HRCT) and then pCT scanning. In both groups, blood tests,biochemical analysis, fibrinogen, HbA1c, spirometry, diffusion capacity for carbonmonoxide(DLCO) and body pletysmography...
Modelling of subarachnoid space width changes in apnoea resulting as a function of blood flow parameters
During apnoea, the pial artery is subjected to two opposite physiological processes: vasoconstriction due to elevated blood pressure and vasorelaxation driven by rising pH in the brain parenchyma. We hypothesized that the pial artery response to apnoea may vary, depending on which process dominate. Apnoea experiments were performed in a group of 19 healthy, non-smoking volunteers (9 men and 10 women). The following parameters...
Chest perfusion computed tomography (pCT) is a useful technique in the medical diagnosis of how organs function. Perfusion CT scans are used to calculate perfusion parameters. In the case of automated methods of lung perfusion parameters calculation, the prior extraction of the lung area is desired to avoid unnecessary calculation in an area outside the lung cross-section and to avoid wasting time on processing signals of no diagnostic...
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