PulmoVista 500, the electrical impedance tomography (EIT) system from Dräger, visualises respiratory functions directly at the patient's bedside, providing continuous, regional information about the distribution of ventilation in the lungs. This opens up the option for completely new ventilation strategies for you as an intensive care specialist. Using the EIT pulmonary monitor, you can individually adjust ventilation parameters and therapeutic measures to meet the patient's needs, resulting in a more protective ventilation. As such, PulmoVista 500 can contribute to a significant reduction in ventilator-associated lung injuries.
PulmoVista 500 Basics
PulmoVista 500 supports you in a number of clinical applications related to ventilation therapy. Thanks to real-time information about the regional distribution of ventilation in the lungs, you gain a reliable and always up-to-date basis for your therapy decision-making. Instead of drawing conclusions from global information, you can now use EIT monitoring to immediately and continuously assess whether a therapeutic intervention is resulting in the desired effect, and then individually adjust measures accordingly. As such, PulmoVista 500 serves as a valuable decision-making aid at any phase of respiratory therapy such as:
The ‘Diagnostic View‘ of the PulmoVista 500
Esophageal Pressure Measurement and Transpulmonary Monitoring
An important part on the way to the best individual ventilation therapy is the correct estimation of lung elastance and thus discrimination of the lung and chest wall mechanics.
With the measurement of Airway and Esophageal Pressures the Transpulmonary Pressure can be calculated. Depending on the spontaneous breathing activities of your ventilated patients you will also be able to improve the evaluation of different clinical challenges, e.g.:
Experiences and References
Electrical impedance technology (EIT) with PulmoVista 500 has become a part of everyday clinical work in many leading intensive care units around the world. Find out why users have chosen this innovative technology, and learn about their experiences. When should you use the PulmoVista 500? In which clinical scenarios is the device most advantageous? For which patients, lung conditions, or complications is EIT suitable? Does using EIT really make a difference? Find out the answers to all these questions below, from the people who work with PulmoVista 500 every day.
These are exemplary reference clinics using PulmoVista and EIT for several years in their clinical routine:
Numerous scientific studies and case reports prove that electrical impedance tomography (EIT) strongly contributes to more individualised and protective ventilation for intensive care patients. An increasing number of respiratory specialists worldwide are using this innovative technology to great effect and sharing their experiences within the growing EIT community.
Dräger 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