Lung Assessment Using Computer Tomography

A software program that determines the weight, tissue composition and various geometrical measures of the lung from lung CT scans

Advantages

  • New types of data from CT scanning
  • Useful for pulmonary clinical trials

Technology Details

Researchers at The University of British Columbia have developed a computer program for predicting volume, weight, inflation, tissue composition and surface area of the lung using X-ray attenuation data for computed tomography scans.

The process will provide an extremely useful tool for longitudinal studies on the pathogenesis of lung disease.  It can also be used to monitor and assess the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for chronic lung diseases.