W. Sam Williams, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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This report describes the clinical application of radioactive xenon for the measurement of the function of each lung simultaneously. A system for handling and measuring 133 xenon in pulmonary function tests which can be used in the average pulmonary function laboratory without special training is described. The procedure uses newly designed instrumentation that includes a data-processing system for rapid analysis and digital display of the information acquired from each lung. The inhalation of a single breath of this inert gamma-emitting gas allows for the simultaneous measurement of vital capacity, forced expiratory volume expressed in percent of lung volume for each
Williams WS. Use of 133 Xenon for Simultaneous Right and Left Lung Function Measurements.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1099. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1099_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1099.
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