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Automated Measurement of the Internal Surface Area of the Human Lung

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3 Author(s)
Martin D. Levine ; Department of Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, Canada. ; Michael L. Reisch ; William M. Thurlbeck

This paper presents a technique whereby emphysema can be objectively graded by means of computerized image processing. Emphysema is a common disease affecting human lungs and is characterized by enlargement and destruction of the gas-exchanging portion of the lung, namely alveolar air sacs. This destruction of alveoli results in loss of alveolar surface area.

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IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering  (Volume:BME-17 ,  Issue: 3 )