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Surprisingly, many Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) devices still use technologies created 20, 30, and even 40 years ago.Just three years ago, PulmOne introduced the MiniBox+, a new PFT machine that's both innovative and budget-conscious. Since then, this new PFT device manufacturer is making waves among...

[caption id="attachment_19340" align="alignright" width="272"] Figure A: Flow Volume Loop[/caption]Measurement of the rate of lung volume changes during forced breathing is Forced Vital Capacity (FVC). Typically referred to as Spirometry, FVC is the most commonly performed pulmonary function test. While it is highly sensitive to the...

Measurement of Spirometry, Lung Volumes, and Diffusion typically require a 1-hour testing block. This allows for 6-8 complete pulmonary function tests in a given day, with much of the hour used for explaining the measurements to the patient, required wait-time between efforts, or allowing the...

Easier for the patient Today's technology allows for an improved patient experience. Traditional pulmonary function testing methods, like gas dilution and body plethysmography, require patient cooperation and extensive technologist knowledge.PulmOne’s MiniBox+ PFT device has innovated Lung Volume Measurements with a unique interruption method requiring only tidal breathing...

Many Allergists and Pulmonologists perform spirometry in their office clinics.They do a good job of diagnosing or managing their respiratory patients. However, spirometry only gives information about the functioning airways. Patients are then typically referred out to hospital-based pulmonary function labs for complete Pulmonary Function...

Lung Volume measurements go beyond the flow rate and volume that spirometry can measure and gives further volume information about a patient’s lungs.Lung Volume measurement determined by gas dilution methods are nearly 100 years old with the original method using hydrogen. Due to obvious safety...