This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition healthy
Sponsor Deep Breeze
Start date December 2004
End date July 2009
Trial size 310 participants
Trial identifier NCT00495430, DB013


The primary purpose is to test intersubject variability and establish the qualitative features of normal VRI images and the range of normality of the VRI quantitative lung data values that may be used to differentiate normal from abnormal breath sound distribution. Our hypothesis was that VRI breath sound images of healthy subjects are similar in a qualitative and quantitative manner.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 85 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Able and willing to read, understands, and provides written Informed Consent; - Male or Female in the age range of 18-85 years; - Subject is healthy and has not exhibited symptoms of acute respiratory tract disease for the past two months; - Subject has normal chest X-ray and normal lung function during the past 6 months that were judged stable; - BMI > 21. Exclusion Criteria: - Subject has a history of a chronic condition that affects the lungs or heart (e.g.chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, congestive heart failure) or is suspected of having such a condition; - Subject has a chest cage deformation; - Subject has spine deformation (including severe scoliosis); - Subject is Hirsute; - Subject has a skin lesion (potentially contagious) on the back; - Subject has a cardiac pacemaker or implantable defibrillator;

Additional Information

Official title Passive Acoustic Imaging With the Vibration Response Imaging Device in Healthy Subjects
Principal investigator Mordechai Yigla, MD
Description Computerized analyses have shown that normal lung sounds have distinctive characteristic that can be differentiated from abnormal lung sounds.However, technical issues and complicated display modes have restricted the use of computerized lung sound analyses in the clinical environment. The VRI provides dynamic gray-scale images and quantitative lung data showing the breath sound distribution of healthy individuals. Typical features that are discerned by trained raters and quantitative lung data may serve as a reference for comparison to abnormal breath sound images.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Deep Breeze.