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Flow and Convective Dispersion in the Conductive Airways of the Human Lung

[+] Author Affiliations
F. E. Fresconi, A. K. Prasad

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Paper No. SBC2007-175437, pp. 101-102; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2007-175437
From:
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

Dispersion of particles in the lung is relevant to three areas: design of therapeutic aerosols and their delivery systems, risk assessment of exposure to toxic particles, and clinical diagnosis of lung function via the inhaled bolus technique. Gas dispersion is critical to optimizing alternative modes of ventilation, such as high-frequency ventilation (HFV).

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Flow (Dynamics) , Lung

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