W. Sam Williams, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
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
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Williams WS. Use of 133 Xenon for Simultaneous Right and Left Lung Function Measurements.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1099. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1099_2
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1099.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only