Comparison of end expiratory lung volume (EELV) measured by the helium dilution technique and the computed tomography (CT) scan. (a) The EELV measured by the helium dilution technique as a function of the EELV measured by the CT scan (EELV helium dilution = 20 + 0.84 × EELV CT scan, r2 = 0.91, p < 0.00001). (b) The Bland-Altman plot of the EELV measured with the CT scan and the EELV measured with the helium dilution method. The x axis shows the mean of the two measurements and the y axis shows the difference between the EELV measured by the helium dilution method and the EELV measured by the CT scan (average difference -136 ± 133 ml, limits of agreement -3 – 269 ml). The difference between the EELV measured with the helium dilution method and the EELV measured with CT scan was significantly correlated with the EELV, expressed as the average between the two measurements (Helium EELV - CT scan EELV = -15.52764 + -0.17034 × (helium EELV + CT scan EELV)/2, r2 = 0.21, p = 0.005838).