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PulmoVista® 500

Making ventilation visible. Put the power of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) to work for you and your patients. With the PulmoVista 500, you can visualise regional air distribution within the lungs - non-invasive, in real time and directly at bedside.

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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 on ventilation.

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.

Specifications
Product brochure: PulmoVista 500® - Making ventilation visible (PDF)

​The PulmoVista® 500 a new window to pulmonary function.

Option Advanced Data Analysis Package (PDF)

​Extends the funtionallity of PulmoVista 500 for use in advanced clinical and research settings.

Technical Datasheet: PulmoVista® 500 (PDF)

​PulmoVista® 500 is an Electrical Impedance Tomograph specially designed for use in clinical routine.

Medical Insight: Electrical Impedance Tomography (PDF)

Committed to guiding daily respiratory therapy and helping prevent lung damage.

Literature
Intensive Care Medicine Article: Insert for Intensive care physicians (PDF)

Volume 36, Issue 6, June 2011
Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) - Guiding lung protective ventilation with bedside monitoring.

Electrical Impedance Tomography (PDF)

​Literature list with abstracts

Case Report: Electrical impedance tomography may optimize ventilation in a postpartum woman with respiratory failure (PDF)

Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 67–71; International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia

Dräger Review (PDF)

Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) - Respiratory Cycle in 90 images.

Annual report 2009 (PDF)

​Article about Dräger’s Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) device.

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Downloads
PulmoVista® 500 Product Trainer - PC-Download Version

(.zip file / 21 MB)
 The trainer provides the following:
 

  • - Product overview
  • - Operation 1
  • - Operation 2
  • - Animated operation
  • - Downloads

Webinar EIT (33 MB / ZIP)

Recorded Webinar: Clinical Application of Electrical Impedance Tomography
Conducted by Dr. Ola Stenqvist.

Booklet: Protective ventilation (PDF)

The objective of this booklet is to provide an overview of various approaches to more protective mechanical ventilation. It describes tools which may help make their application easier, safer and more efficient.

PulmoVista® 500 Product Trainer - Mac-Download Version

(.zip file / 25 MB)
 The trainer provides the following:
 

  • - Product overview
  • - Operation 1
  • - Operation 2
  • - Animated operation
  • - Downloads

Webinar EIT (58MB / .zip)

Recorded Webinar: Introduction to Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT)
Conducted by Prof. Dr. Med. Leonhardt

Booklet: Electrical Impedance Tomography (PDF)

​This booklet accompanies the introduction of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) as a clinical application for monitoring of regional lung function, especially in intensive care patients.

Training
Dräger Academy – Basics of Respiration and Ventilation

​But how exactly does breathing work? And what happens when a person actually "runs out of air" and must be ventilated? Click on the link to our eLearning program to learn more.

PulmoVista® 500 Product Trainer - PC-Download Version

(.zip file / 21 MB)
 The trainer provides the following:

 

  • - Product overview
  • - Operation 1
  • - Operation 2
  • - Animated operation
  • - Downloads

Webinar EIT (33 MB / ZIP)

Recorded Webinar: Clinical Application of Electrical Impedance Tomography
Conducted by Dr. Ola Stenqvist.

PulmoVista® 500 Product Trainer - Online Version

  • - Product overview
  • - Operation 1
  • - Operation 2
  • - Animated operation
  • - Downloads


Start Online Version

PulmoVista® 500 Product Trainer - Mac-Download Version

(.zip file / 25 MB)
The trainer provides the following:


  • - Product overview
  • - Operation 1
  • - Operation 2
  • - Animated operation
  • - Downloads

Webinar EIT (58MB / .zip)

Recorded Webinar: Introduction to Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT)
Conducted by Prof. Dr. Med. Leonhardt

Contact

Draeger Medical UK Ltd.
The Willows Mark Road
Hemel Hempstead, 
HP2 7BW
 
+44 (0) 1442 213 542
+44 (0) 1442 240 327
 
Draeger Medical Ireland Ltd.
Unit 2, 4075 Kingswood Road
Citywest Business Campus
Dublin, 
24
 
+353 (1) 428 6400