Physiology for the pulmonary functional imager

David L. Levin, Mark L. Schiebler, Susan R. Hopkins

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As pulmonary functional imaging moves beyond the realm of the radiologist and physicist, it is important that imagers have a common language and understanding of the relevant physiology of the lung. This review will focus on key physiological concepts and pitfalls relevant to functional lung imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Lung physiology
  • Pulmonary functional imaging
  • Quantitative pulmonary perfusion
  • Quantitative pulmonary ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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