Pulmonary Function Testing (Pulmonary Medicine)
Body Area: Chest
Body Parts: Lungs
Symptoms: Feeling of Not Being Able to Get Air
Pulmonary function testing is used for a variety of reasons including, screening for obstructive and restrictive diseases, evaluating a patient pre surgery, evaluating patients condition for weaning from ventilator, documenting progression of pulmonary disease and documenting effectiveness of therapeutic intervention.