Pulmonary Function Testing allows detailed diagnosis, grading and monitoring of pulmonary diseases and extends the diagnostic value of Spirometry. As such, PFT devices are essential tools in internal medicine and pneumology. Measurement of total lung volume (TLC) or residual volume (RV) are essential to differentiate between restrictive and obstructive lung diseases. Diagnosis and grading of obstructive lung diseases like such as COPD or Asthma are may be supported by the measurement of airway resistance and . By determination of the diffusion capacity of the lung by CO (DLco), also aids in the diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases and vascular diseases can be detected.
Geratherm Respiratory offers sophisticated equipment for PFT labs with different measurement modalities: the Bodystik full bodyplethysmograph Bodystik allows comfortable patient testing; Diffustik can beis a stand-alone device with swiveable arm or integrated into the Bodystik to providefor DLco testing.
All PFT devices are running onutilise the same powerful diagnostic software platform BLUE CHERRY® that allowsallowing pulmonary function testing in accordanceing to with the latest ATS/ERS guidelines. Implemented Integrated tools for quality control and interpretation ensure test result validity and assist in the your daily routine. A powerful report configuration facility ensures all relevant information is presented to suit your teams preferences. BLUE CHERRY® is scalable from single-workstation installations to complex network installations split across several labs. Configurable reports ensure, that all relevant information is presented in the desired way. BLUE CHERRY® is scalable from single-workstation installations to complex network installations split over several labs.