Spirometry represents the most essential, routine lung function test that provides an insight in the mechanics of breathing.

It records the volume of exhaled air over time, during a maximal expiratory effort.

Today, contemporary digital systems offer the possibility to measure and record the Air-Flow in relation to the Volume of air breathed in and out, during a complete respiratory cycle. The results are graphically presented in the form of a Flow-Volume curve. The inspiratory and expiratory segments of the flow-volume curve allow us to determine the type of airway disorder and to also identify its location, in either small peripheral, or large central airways.

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