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Author Marta Diez-Ferrer; Debora Gil; Elena Carreño; Susana Padrones; Samantha Aso edit  url
  Title Positive Airway Pressure-Enhanced CT to Improve Virtual Bronchoscopic Navigation Type Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Journal of Thoracic Oncology Abbreviated Journal JTO  
  Volume 12 Issue 1S Pages S596-S597  
  Keywords Thorax CT; diagnosis; Peripheral Pulmonary Nodule  
  Abstract A main weakness of virtual bronchoscopic navigation (VBN) is unsuccessful segmentation of distal branches approaching peripheral pulmonary nodules (PPN). CT scan acquisition protocol is pivotal for segmentation covering the utmost periphery. We hypothesize that application of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) during CT acquisition could improve visualization and segmentation of peripheral bronchi. The purpose of the present pilot study is to compare quality of segmentations under 4 CT acquisition modes: inspiration (INSP), expiration (EXP) and both with CPAP (INSP-CPAP and EXP-CPAP).  
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  Notes IAM; 600.096; 600.075; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ DGC2017a Serial 2883  
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