A study of radiographic determination of total lung capacity in the normal korean pre-school children

DH Lee
1974 Journal of the Korean Radiological Society  
Determination of the total lung capacity (TLC) has been widely used in the evaluation of the pulmonary function. A roentgenographic method for the determination of total lung capacity of pre-school children has been studied. This method requires posteroanter ior and lateral views of the chest and consists principally of the summation of a series of elliptical cylindroids into which the lungs are divided. The measurements and calculations of the total lung capacity by radiographic method were
more » ... ried out in 96 cases of normal Korean pre-school children, 51 males and 45 females. The results were obtained as follows; 1. As a whole the calculated value of TLC in male was larger than that in female in the same age group in height a nd weight. The mean value of TLC in female was 68.4% of that in male. 2. The standard deviation of height and body weight are :t337 ml in male and :t284 ml in female. 3. The TLC tended to show a gradual increase as height increased. A linear relationship foun d between the 、r ariables of height and TLC was 0. 74 in terms of coefficient of correlation. The confidence interval for the coefficient of correlation was from+O.65 to +O. 84 at 95 per cent confidence leve l. 4. There was no significant correlation between the value of TLC and the body weight.
doi:10.3348/jkrs.1974.10.2.89 fatcat:jxw57nv64zcyvpic5ivm4cv4he