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Title:
気管支内診断のための方法および装置
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP4301945
Kind Code:
B2
Abstract:
The present invention provides systems, methods, devices and kits for assessing the level of pulmonary disease in individual lung compartments. A lung compartment comprises a subportion of a lung, such as a lobe, a segment or a subsegment, for example. By measuring individual lung compartments, the level of disease of the pulmonary system may be more precisely defined by determining values of disease parameters reflective of individual subportions or compartments of a lung. Likewise, compartments may be separately imaged to provide further measurement information. Once individual compartments are characterized, they may be compared and ranked based on a number of variables reflecting, for example, level of disease or need for treatment. Such comparison may be aided by simultaneous display of such variables or images on a visual display. Further, the same tests may be performed on the lung as a whole or on both lungs and to determine the affect of the diseased lung compartments on the overall lung performance. In addition, the diseased lung compartments may be temporarily isolated and the measurement tests performed to determine the affect of the isolation on overall lung performance. As a result, the most beneficial treatment options may be selected.

Inventors:
コトメル, ロバート
ソルテズ, ピーター
ウォンドカ, アンソニー
パーキンス, ロドニー
Application Number:
JP2003526351A
Publication Date:
July 22, 2009
Filing Date:
September 10, 2002
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
パルモンクス
International Classes:
A61B5/08; A61B5/055; A61B5/083; A61B5/087; A61B8/08; A61M16/04
Domestic Patent References:
JP56139739A
JP6510690A
JP62090136A
JP50157094U
JP51124090A
Foreign References:
WO2000048510A1
WO1998018383A1
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
大塩 竹志