Published in 1995: Breath Sounds Methodology is a practical introduction to the measurement of the acoustic properties of the respiratory system. The author describes objective and quantitative methods for extracting the information embedded in the sounds produced in the airways and by the lung during breathing.
Table of Contents
1. Auscultation of Breath Sounds 2. Breath Sounds in the Time Domain 3. Breath Sounds Sensors 4. Analog Signal Processing of Breath Sounds 5. Digital Data Acquisition and Preprocessing of Breath Sounds 6. Measurements of Correlation, Amplitude, and Statistical Properties of Breath Sounds 7. Spectral Analysis of Breath Sounds 8. Spectral Characteristics of Breath Sounds 9. Parameter Estimation Methods 10. Special Methods of Breath Sounds Analysis 11. Quality Assurance Elimination of Artifacts, and Repeatability 12. Quantitative Features of Specific Breath Sounds and Their Detection 13. Transmitted Sounds
Noam Gavriely, M.D., D.Sc., teaches pulmonary physiology to medical students, and cardiopulmonary physiology to graduate students of the Technion’s Biomedical Engineering Department.
David W. Cugell, M.D., is Bazley Professor of Pulmonary Diseases at the Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Division, Northwestern University Medical School and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
"If you conduct respiratory or acoustical research, this book would be a very valuble addition to your library."
-Russ Waitman, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Nov./Dec. 1995