3D PET images show oxygen/CO2 transport in lungs

December 21, 2015

A 3D algorithm can utilize PET/CT images to map the movement of oxygen and CO2 in the lungs, potentially facilitating better treatment for patients with serious lung diseases, according to a recent article published online in Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology (10 November 2015).

Detailed knowledge about the movement of oxygen and CO2 in the lungs is important for patients with serious lung disease. The new technique maps that movement in detail by essentially creating a 3D map of how and where the CO2 and oxygen transfers take place, according to lead study author Dr. Troels Johansen, a doctoral student from Aarhus University in Denmark.

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