Does pulmonary carcinoma affect the resonant properties of the thorax?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1529-1530
Journal / PublicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) - Proceedings
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

Conference

TitleProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 17th Annual Conference and 21st Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Part 2 (of 2)
CityMontreal, Can
Period20 - 23 September 1995

Abstract

Intuition would suggest that any additional mass caused by carcinoma in the lungs should change the overall eigen system of the thorax in resonance. To confirm this we undertook measurements on several carcinoma patients to ascertain whether this is indeed the case. We present two cases in which we can observe this suspected behaviour without the problems of associated fluid or other conditions masking the effect we wish to study. We have noted that usually only directly above the carcinoma site does any significant difference appear in the spectral response thus suggesting that carcinomas may generate an acoustical shadow. However we conclude that further research is required before this can be used in any clinical sense.

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Does pulmonary carcinoma affect the resonant properties of the thorax? / Miller, A. G.; Choy, T. T.C.; Chan, H. S.; Zhang, Y. T.

In: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) - Proceedings, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1995, p. 1529-1530.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review