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Pages 299-301 (June 2006)
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Vol. 42. Issue 6.
Pages 299-301 (June 2006)
Techniques and Procedures
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Electrical Impedance Tomography. Standardizing the Procedure in Pneumology
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Bruno de Lemaa, Pere Casana,
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pcasan@santpau.es

Dr. P. Casan. Unitat de Funció Pulmonar. Departament de Pneumologia. Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau. Antoni M. Claret, 167. 08025 Barcelona. España
, Pere Riub
a Unitat de Funció Pulmonar, Departament de Pneumologia, Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
b Centre de Recerca i Enginyeria Biomèdica (CREB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
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The following conditions are optimal for obtaining an adequate number of informative images by electric impedance tomography: a) patient seated with hands at the nape of the neck; b) breathing at rest; c) recording of at least 300 images (at a frequency of 10 Hz), and d) readings taken at the sixth intercostal space.

Key words:
Electrical impedance tomography
Pneumology

Las condiciones para la obtención de información en imágenes y en números más adecuadas con la tomografía por impedancia eléctrica serían las siguientes a) paciente en se-destación con las manos en la nuca; b) respiración en reposo; c) adquisición de al menos 300 imágenes (frecuencia de adquisición de 10 Hz), y d) medidas en el sexto espacio intercostal.

Palabras clave:
Tomografía por impedancia eléctrica
Neumología
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This study was partly funded by Red Respira, Instituto de Salud Carlos III-SEPAR of the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (Grant PI 20387), and the TV3 Marathon Foundation (Project 041530/31).

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