Analysis of Reverse Dive Profiles Using the DCIEM Bubble Evolution Model. Part 2: Risk Assessment

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Authors
  1. Nishi, R.Y.
  2. Tikuisis, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The DCIEM Bubble Evolution Model is a probalilistic model that has been calibrated with observed levels of venous gas emboli detected with the Doppler ultrasonic bubble monitor. It is used to calculate the growth and decay of bubbles generated by a dive/decompression profile. The predicted maximum bubble radius (max BR) attained can be used as a measure of the risk of decompression sickness (DCS). The model will be used to look at a number of calculated and real dive profiles to determine if reverse dive profiles are inherently more risky than normal repetitive dive profiles, which consist of a deeper dive followed by a shallower dive.
Keywords
Repetitive dive profiles;Ultrasonic detection;Venous gas emboli
Report Number
DCIEM-SL-1999-124 — Paper
Date of publication
22 Dec 1999
Number of Pages
11
DSTKIM No
CA001301
CANDIS No
513096
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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