Sensormedics and Jaeger equipment allows us to test the lung function of small infants and toddlers to help diagnose abnormalities in lung function at a very early age. This equipment also helps us follow patient response to medication.
Sometimes infants are born with chest deformities and defects that alter lung volumes. With the nitrogen “washout” technique, lung volumes can be accurately measured. This information can help the pulmonogists understand lung diseases, lung growth and recovery after illnesses. A special technique to “hug” the infant chest during testing allows for better evaluation of airflow rates before and after bronchodilators.