Influence of torso position on chest examinations by electrical impedance tomography



During pulmonary function testing (PFT), pa¬tients tend to tilt from upright to leaning forward position. The influence of torso movement on EIT chest exa-minations is unknown. We studied this effect in heal-thy subjects and patients with pulmonary diseases and found significant position-dependent changes in end-expi¬ra¬tory impedance that may impact EIT findings during PFT.


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16th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography, June 2015

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