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Pulmonary Services at Banner Ocotillo Medical Center

Comprehensive Pulmonary Care

The pulmonary team at Banner Ocotillo Medical Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of lung-related problems in adults. Our highly qualified team includes:

  • Pulmonologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nurses
  • Diagnostic technicians

Our pulmonary services include diagnostic tests to evaluate how well the lungs are performing. These tests may be performed to help diagnose disease, to monitor disease progression or monitor therapeutic intervention over time. Arterial blood gas analysis (ABG) is one such test. It’s most often performed to evaluate respiratory diseases and other conditions that affect the lungs, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of oxygen therapy.

Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)

This test evaluates how well air moves in and out of your lungs and how well oxygen moves into your body. Common pulmonary function tests include:

  • Spirometry – measures airflow and lung capacity
  • Plethysmography – measures lung volume
  • Diffusing capacity – measures gas transfer from your lungs to your bloodstream

In addition to the more common pulmonary function tests, we also offer special tests to measure airway resistance and to measure respiratory muscle strength.