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New equipment in pulmonary physiology laboratory at Tufts Medical Center


Tufts Medical Center’s Pulmonary Division has recently acquired new, state-of-the-art pulmonary function testing equipment, making our Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory one of the best-equipped labs in the region.

The lab also now has two full-body plethysmographs, one of which is larger for wheelchair accessibility. The new cardiopulmonary exercise equipment allows for a breath-by-breath evaluation of patients’ exercise capabilities, and has a portable bedside testing system that will interface with the lab’s database and provide physicians with a full report.

The Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory has also added a nutritional assessment system that can be used to evaluate the nutritional status of a ventilated or bariatric patient and an impulse oscillometry system (IOS) that can used in pediatric and asthma patients. The new systems will assist the lab in providing physicians with in-depth diagnostic data.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 617-636-5000 ext. 6387.