Visualise the entire ventilation cycle in real time
A lung-protective ventilation strategy requires optimal PEEP and tidal
volume settings. Finding and maintaining these crucial settings during
the course of therapy is challenging - even for experienced clinicians.
Global parameters, which reflect the condition of the lung as a whole,
do not provide a continuous picture of the patient's pulmonary function.
Without continuous regional information, the assessment of how
different lung regions respond to therapeutic interventions over time is
reduced to guess work. The Electrical Impedance Tomograph PulmoVista
500 lets you continuously and directly observe ventilation in different
lung regions, facilitating the development of individualised therapy.
Continuous, non-invasive bedside imaging
You can monitor pulmonary function for up to 24 hours at a time,
directly at the bedside. A flexible silicone belt with 16 integrated
electrodes is easily placed around the patient's chest and connected to
PulmoVista 500. No invasive or stressful manoeuvres. No ionising
radiation. No patient transport.
Directly observe and monitor therapeutic manoeuvres
The PulmoVista 500 enables assessment of regional ventilation
distribution as well as short-term changes in end-expiratory lung
volumes. You can see the effects of therapeutic manoeuvres and monitor
the results over time. With these insights, PulmoVista 500 helps you
maintain the best possible distribution of air within the lungs and
keeps you informed on the effects which conditions such as atelectasis,
over-inflation, air trapping, pleural effusion or pneumothorax may have
Valuable information at your fingertips
In addition to images, the Electrical Impedance Tomograph PulmoVista 500 generates global and regional impedance waveforms and parameters. It also provides trend data on regional changes in end-expiratory pulmonary air content and lets you compare current status images with previous ones. This information can provide you with a more complete picture and help guide your lung-protective ventilation strategy during the course of treatment.
PulmoVista® is a brand name of Dräger.