To diagnose and manage a child’s respiratory disease, doctors often rely on respiratory function testing: painless and noninvasive tests that assess various aspects of lung function including the size of the lungs; the speed and force with which air leaves the lungs; and how well oxygen crosses from the lungs into the blood vessels. Doctors can also measure changes in a child’s lung function over time or during ongoing therapy, or his or her immediate response to medications for asthma.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health are among the few centers in the New York metropolitan area able to measure and monitor lung function in children of any age, including infants. At both centers, our highly skilled pediatric pulmonologists use the latest technologies and equipment to diagnosis and treat lung diseases and disorders in children and adolescents.
We perform the full range of pulmonary function tests including: