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Diffustik - The flexible CO diffusion

The Geratherm Respiratory Diffustik is the ideal measurement device for lung diffusion, offering reliable, reproducible results from an infrared fast gas analyser. Diffustik has been developed as part of a modular system which can be expanded with the addition of further modules. Thus the carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLCO) and accompanying spirometry parameters, such as flow-volume and MVV, can be enhanced with other diagnostically relevant values, such as MIP/MEP, Rocc/Rint or respiratory resistance and lung volumes, with the addition of hardware and software option.


Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)

Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) allows detailed diagnosis, classification and monitoring of lung diseases and expand the diagnostic value of spirometry. Therefore, it is an indispensable tool in internal medicine and pneumology. By determining the diffusion capacity of the lungs through CO (DLco), interstitial lung diseases and vascular diseases can also be detected.

Real-Time Gas-Analysator

Real-time analysis of inspired gas eliminates the need to calibrate the system prior to testing, significantly reducing testing time. The easy-to-understand graphical representation throughout the test procedure helps the user to identify possible leaks, e.g. at the connection of the patient's mouthpiece, and provides information about the lung anatomy.

Modular concept

Software options enable the expansion of the Diffustik to measure MIP (Maximum Inspiratory Pressure) and MEP (Maximum Expiratory Pressure). This gives important information about the respiratory drive and the auxiliary respiratory muscles. Another extension is the measurement of the airway resistance Rocc (Resistance by Occlusion)/Rint (Resistance by Interrupter). A test that is useful for less cooperative patients (e.g., patients with advanced disease, geriatric patients, or preschool children).