2017, 52 pages,
2nd expanded and revised edition
Electrical impedance tomography for the first time provides a bedside
method for the non-invasive, reliable determination of regional lung
function without radiation exposure. In contrast to other medical
imŽaging methods, EIT displays body functions instead of body structures.
The real-time images as well as the EIT-based special lung function
parameters support clinicians with the regular evaluation of the
variŽable pulmonary status in order to adjust the ventilation to
individual patient needs. Electrical impedance tomography, in turn,
supports the implementation of lung-protective ventilation, therapeutic
positioning, and weaning.
This second edition was published to help you, dear readers, with the
interpretation of complex EIT data. Using simple decision flowcharts,
the description guides the reader gradually and understandably through
the assessment of functional imaging, while discussing possible causŽes
for the respective findings and appropriate therapeutic measures. A
variety of illustrations and supplementary information were added to
further enhance understanding.