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Absolute electrical impedance tomography (aEIT) guided ventilation therapy in critical care patients: simulations and future tre

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Absolute electrical impedance tomography (aEIT) guided ventilation therapy in critical care patients: simulations and future tre
Thoracic electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a noninvasive, radiation-free monitoring technique whose aim is to reconstruct a cross-sectional image of the internal spatial distribution of conductivity from electrical measurements made by injecting small alternating currents via an electrode array placed on the surface of the thorax. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the fundamentals of EIT and demonstrate the principles of mechanical ventilation, lung recruitment, and EIT imaging on a comprehensive physiological model, which combines a model of respiratory mechanics, a model of the human lung absolute resistivity as a function of air content, and a 2-D finite-element mesh of the thorax to simulate EIT image reconstruction during mechanical ventilation. The overall model gives a good understanding of respiratory physiology and EIT monitoring techniques in mechanically ventilated patients. The model proposed here was able to reproduce consistent images of ventilation distribut...
Mouloud Azzedine Denaï, Mahdi Mahfouf, Suzani
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TITB
Authors Mouloud Azzedine Denaï, Mahdi Mahfouf, Suzani Mohamad-Samuri, George Panoutsos, Brian H. Brown, Gary H. Mills
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