This analyzer monitors a respiratory flow signal and any airway pressure signal during a succession of forced pulmonary tests from an anesthetized test subject. These tests offer a unique and comprehensive look at the function of the lung.
PFT is an acronym for Pulmonary Function Testing. This system is also known as Pulmonary Maneuvers. The PFT system automates a series of tests on an animal which simulate clinical pulmonary testing routinely performed on humans.
There are 3 tests that the PFT system can perform: FRC, PV, and FV. In addition, the system allows the researcher to acquire baseline resistance and compliance data.
What you will be learning
- Understand how respiratory data is collected using the Pulmonary Function Test system.
- How to setup your Pulmonary function Test system hardware.
- How to use the FinePointe software to:
- Create a hardware configuration
- Create a study
- Calibrate hardware
- Acquire data
- Generate reports
- Review data