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Pulmonary Function Test

A Pulmonary function test (PFTs) is employed to check how well your lungs are working. It is a non-invasive procedure that can measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange. Based on the information received from the test conducted, your healthcare provider can diagnose the situation and decide the treatment of certain lung disorders.

Additionally, two types of known disorders play a deterrent in the slick operations of lungs namely:

  • Obstructive: – This condition arises when air finds a tough passage flowing out of the lungs due to airway resistance. What transpires out is a reduced flow of air.
  • Restrictive: – When the lung tissue and/or chest muscles aren’t able to expand fully, the development of restrictive disorders takes place. Consequently, you will realize relentless issues with airflow, fundamentally due to lower lung volumes.

    This is likely to bring a smile to your face; our Etobicoke site is encompassed by the state of the art computerized pulmonary function unit. The entire procedure will be executed under the guidance of a respiratory therapist. You will be asked to breathe in and out through your mouth in a machine and eventually, a report will be generated specifying how well your lungs are.

Pulmonary Function test procedure

How does it function?

A pulmonary function test can be efficaciously accomplished in the following two ways:

  • Spirometry: It is a device with a mouthpiece hooked up to a small electronic machine. The gadget utilized measures how much air and how readily you can breathe in and out of your lungs.
  • Plethysmography: This procedure determines how much air exists in your lungs after you have taken a deep breath.

    Depending on the given scenario, it may take from half an hour to one hour to accomplish the test.

Ontario Diagnostic Centres strive to provide detailed real-time diagnostic results using the most advanced technologies. Also, the tests are interpreted by board-certified respirologists and the interpreted results are sent to your referring physician.

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What Our Patient Say?

I recommend this radiology clinic. Had a nice experience for my ultrasound and xray and didn’t have to wait long at all. The staff here, especially the technician I had were very friendly and efficient.

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The Office Administrator is amazingly kind and welcoming. The Staff that perform the Ultrasound made me feel very comfortable during the test. The booking assistance was patient and helpful.

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