Wideband acoustic transmission of human lungs

V. Goncharoff*, J. E. Jacobs, D. W. Cugell

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The measurement of sound transmission in human lungs has shown promise to reveal, by noninvasive methods, information about the structure of peripheral airways and lung tissue. The paper gives a detailed explanation of the instrumentation and testing methods developed to measure sound transmission through human lungs and thoracic structures in the 5-20 kHz frequency range and describes in detail experiments comparing the acoustic lung transmission patterns of four different subject groups. The experimental results are compared with those predicted by an acoustical model of sound transmission through lung parenchyma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-519
Number of pages7
JournalMedical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1989


  • Acoustic transmission
  • Cross-correlation
  • Impulse response
  • Lung measurements
  • Random noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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