Not all spirometer are created equal. There are systems that use pressure differential pneumotachs screen pneumotachs, turbines even volume displacement. Some are PC-based that require direct connection to a computer, others are dedicated, microprocessor systems that can function independently or interface and download to a PC. Practically all diagnostics spirometers off the basics of Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) data and graphics (Flow/Volume & Volume/Time). Additional features and capabilities vary widely. How do you determine the best spirometer for your practice?  

 If you are serious about the selection of a quality spirometer that will meet or exceed your expectations, clearly define your applications then consider the following: 

  1. Measurement device – accuracy, stability, durability
  2. Disposable costs
  3. PC-based
    • Operating Systems
    • Database format, Networkable – HIPAA Security
    • EMR Interface – HL7 compatible
  4. Microprocessor-based
    • Durability
    • PC upload/download compatibility
  5. Ease-of-use for operator and patient
  6.  Incentive Graphics for Testing Children – HD
  7.  ATS Quality Check Feedback
  8. Configurability
  9. Importation of previous spirometry data
  10. Data Mining – Clinical Trials
  11. Proficiency testing capabilities
  12. Company’s track record of Technical Support and upgrades

Please contact us for assistance in selecting the spirometer that best meets your needs.