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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)   - Pulmonary Tests and Procedures

Pulmonary Tests and Procedures

Pulmonary Tests and Procedures

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  • Peak Flow Meter

    Peak Flow Meter A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs. The meter can tell you i...

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  • Pulmonary Function Tests

    Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs, Pulmonary Function Studies, Lung Function Studies/Tests, Airflow Assessment) Procedure overview What are pulmonary function tests? Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are ...

  • Oximetry

    Oximetry (Oxygen Saturation, Oximetry, Ear Oximetry, Pulse Ox, Sp0 2 ) Procedure overview What is pulse oximetry? Pulse oximetry is a procedure used to measure the oxygen level (or oxygen saturation)...

  • Peak Flow Measurement

    Peak Flow Measurement (Peak Flow Meter, PFM, Peak Expiratory Flow Measurement) Procedure overview What is peak flow measurement? Peak flow measurement is a procedure in which air flowing out of the l...

  • Lobectomy

    Lobectomy (Thoracotomy, Thoracoscopic Lobectomy, Removal of a Lobe of the Lungs, Lung Surgery) Procedure overview What is a lobectomy? A lobectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one of t...

  • Lung Transplantation Procedure

    Lung Transplantation Procedure (Transplant-Lung, Lung Transplant, Lung Graft) Procedure overview What is a lung transplant? A lung transplant is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both d...

  • What Is Bronchodilator Reversibility Testing?

    What Is Bronchodilator Reversibility Testing? Bronchodilator reversibility testing is used to help your doctor assess your lung function after you have been given a type of lung medication called a b...

  • Spirometers

    Spirometers What is a spirometer? A spirometer is a device used by your doctor that assesses lung function. Click to Enlarge Spirometry, the evaluation of lung function with a spirometer, is one of t...

  • Lung Scan

    Lung Scan (Perfusion Lung Scan, Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy, Radionuclide Pulmonary Scan, Ventilation-Perfusion Scan, V/Q Scan) Procedure overview What is a lung scan? A lung scan is a specialized ra...

  • Chest X-ray

    Chest X-ray (Chest Radiography, CXR) Procedure overview What is a chest X-ray? A chest X-ray is a type of diagnostic radiology procedure used to examine the chest and the organs and structures locate...