Pneumotachography (pneumotachometry) is a technique for measuring volume-velocity air flows with forced and calm breathing. The greatest diagnostic value is the determination of the flow-volume curve with forced exhalation, which allows to judge bronchial patency, to detect the presence of obstruction at preclinical stages. During the procedure, the patient breathes into a special tube with a flow sensor connected to a recorder. According to the pneumotachogram, the parameters of the forced vital capacity, the volume forced exhalation in 1 second, peak and instantaneous volume expiratory velocity, Tiffno and Genslar indices, etc. are determined. The cost is determined by the number of breath tests performed.
Author: Artur Kh.
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