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Figure 3

From: Respiratory compliance but not gas exchange correlates with changes in lung aeration after a recruitment maneuver: an experimental study in pigs with saline lavage lung injury

Figure 3

Distribution of differently aerated lung volumes. Individual curves for eight animals before (solid line) and after (dashed line) a recruitment maneuver. Multi-slice CT of the whole lung with characterization of lung parenchyma according to Hounsfield units at end-expiration. VHYP, volume of hyperinflated lung parenchyma; VNON, volume of nonaerated lung parenchyma; VNORM, volume of normally aerated lung parenchyma; VPOOR, volume of poorly aerated lung parenchyma.

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