Many people know that the word Pulmonary relates to the lungs. Pulmonary Function Testing is a group of tests measuring how well the lungs take in and release air and how they move oxygen from the atmosphere into circulation in the body. The Pulmonary Function Diagnostic Testing completely evaluates the respiratory system. The Doctors and special technicians in our Westland, Michigan Medical Clinics look at the patient history, physical exams, chest x-rays, possible arterial blood analysis and other Pulmonary Function Tests.
Important terms to know about the Pulmonary System:
- Pulmonary artery – artery that transfers oxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs.
- Pulmonary vein – vein that returns oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart.
- Pulmonary circulation – the circulation of the blood to and from the lungs.
Our Pulmonary Function Testing varies among cases and patients, some testing may be for pulmonary edema; the abnormal fluid in the lungs, or in some cases a more invasive pulmonary function test like an open-lung biopsy or a bronchoscopy. Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT) is also a generic term indicating various measurements to be used by standardized lung function measurement equipment. These diagnostic tests could be for;
- Simple screening spirometry
- Formal lung volume measurement
- Diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide
- Arterial blood gases
Our Westland based Medical Clinic offers Diagnostic Testing to patients in need of Pulmonary (lung) related Function Testing. Our clinic welcomes patients from nearby cities in Oakland County like; Farmington Hills or Farmington Michigan.
Located on Wayne Road in Westland, Michigan is our Millenium Medical Group West Clinic. Our Primary Care Doctors perform Pulmonary Function Tests for patients in nearby cities like Garden City, Dearborn, or other Wayne County cities.
Please contact either office to schedule an appointment and let our Medical staff start the diagnostic testing that is right for your Pulmonary medical condition.