Pulmonary function testing (PFT) is used to assess the functional state of the lungs. Dr. John Abroon, your internist in New York, New York, may recommend pulmonary function testing to measure:
- Air volume moving in and out of the lungs
- Compliance of the chest wall
- Speed of air moving in and out of the lungs
- Diffusion characteristics of the lung membrane
The most common pulmonary function test is spirometry, which measures the breath. To complete the spirometry test, you simply take a deep breath and breathe out into the device. Spirometry measurements can help Dr. Abroon to assess lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. To learn more about spirometry and pulmonary function testing, we invite you to call or visit us today!
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