The Device provides reproducible quantification of ventilation for pulmonary tissue, which is essential for providing quantitative support for diagnosis and follow up examinations. The Device can be used to support the physician in the diagnosis and documentation of inhomogeneities and defects in pulmonary ventilation. Quantification and statistics are provided in the form of a Report.
Spirometry. X-ray. CT scan. For decades, these have been the best practice modalities for detecting lung disease. While each provides important insights, they often detect anomalies too late for patients to receive effective treatment. CT & X-ray can only image the structure of the lung. From these images, specialists attempt to infer lung function, or in the case spirometry, give an averaged, global measurement of airflow.
The XV Technology Lung Ventilation Analysis Software (XV LVAS Ventilation) provides a state-of-the-art, non-invasive way of understanding regional lung motion and airflow. It enables highly-detailed maps of both the patterns of lung motion and pulmonary function, with functional deficits detected through local (regional) differences in movement.
Measuring regional ventilation, the report enables physicians to detect areas of high and low ventilation with pinpoint accuracy. Ventilation is calculated for all parts of the lung, in all phases of the breath.
A color-coded visualization is generated, showing both coronal and axial slices at peak inspiration, plus a 4-dimensional animation. Red depicts regions of low ventilation, green regions of average ventilation and blue regions of high ventilation.