**Q1: What is the single most important information we are trying to extract from each
of these tests.**

Click to see my answer.

**Q2: Of the following which is the true pulmonary function
test?**

- Spirometry
- Lung Volumes
- Diffusion Capacity
- Graphic representation
- Arterial Blood Gases

Answer

**Q 3: What is normal Vital capacity?**

**Q4: You have to know what each test represents
and how it is obtained. You cannot interpret PFT if you do not know what they
are! **

Do you know what each of the following mean?

**Spirometry
**

FVC

**Q 5: You have to know what each of the following test
represents and how it is obtained. Think of your answer and click on each to see
my answer.**

**Lung Volumes**

**Q 6: What do these terms mean! Think of your answer and
click on each to see my answer.**

**Diffusion**

Factors affecting diffusion capacity

**Q 7: What do you evaluate in each of these graphs! Think of
your answer and click on each to see my answer.**

**Graphs**

**Q 8: Under Spirometry You can see 8-9 measurements.**

How many tests do they represent?

Which measurement is most important in deciding on obstruction?

Why do we have so many measurements in Spirometry?

What are the possible sites of obstruction?

**This is the end of lesson on Pulmonary function Test Basics
**

**Updated on 01/05/2006**