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

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

Answer


Q 3: What is normal Vital capacity?

Answer

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

Volume/Time values

Flow/Volume values

MVV

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

DLCO UNC

DLCO CORR

VA @BTPS

DL/VA

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

Flow Volume Loop

Volume Time

Slow Vital capacity

Maximal Voluntary Ventilation

Diffusion

Plethysmograhy

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?

What is post Spirometry?

This is the end of lesson on Pulmonary function Test Basics

Updated on 01/05/2006