Lab Equipment

The Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory is housed in the Masonic Memorial Building and is a part of the Human Performance Core (HPC) at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Cardiorespiratory Testing Laboratory performed contains a MedGraphics (Medical Graphics Corp., St. Paul, MN) CardiO2/CP metabolic stress testing system, which consists of a fully integrated Marquette (Milwaukee, WI) 12-lead ECG system combined with a MedGraphics CPX/D breath-by-breath oxygen uptake gas exchange system. The lab also has a mass-spectrometer along with a nitric oxide analyzer, a Jaeger Ecoscreen (for condensing exhaled air), and a Jaeger Viasys pulmonary function system for pulmonary function testing and assuring lung volumes. The Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory routinely does pulmonary function testing, assessment of lung diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and nitric oxide (DLNO) and alveolar-capillary membrane conductance (DM) and pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc), and the assessment of exhaled Na+, K+, and Cl-. The Laboratory contains a computer with custom software for gas exchange analysis, diffusing tests and the assessment of cardiac output using acetylene rebreathing. The ECG/metabolic system are coupled with a Lode Corival electrically-braked bicycle ergometer and Tracmaster treadmill.

In addition to this equipment used for physiological testing, the Cardiorespiratory Laboratory utilizes ANALYZE (Iowa City, IA) Apollo II imaging software for the complete off-line anatomical reconstruction of the lungs, lung airways, and lung vasculature from high-resolution CT-scanning.