Frequently Asked Questions

What does the PneumaCare'S Thora-3Di offer a clinician over today’s methods?

PneumaCare's Thora-3Di offers a non-contact, non-invasive investigative technology that allows the clinician to collect real time data from almost any patient type in any environment without active involvement from the patient, who is only required to breathe normally in either a sitting or supine position, The patient may also be asleep or in a coma, unlike other present day methodologies.

 

Is Thora3Di safe?
The Thora-3Di device uses very safe white light. There is no radiation involved, unlike conventional x-ray devices and it also self-calibrates.

The device is intuitive to use and therefore does not require a trained technician to use, resulting in increased patient throughput and lower costs.

 

Is there any risk of cross infection?

Traditional devices are also prone to cross infection risk due to there invasive nature. PneumaCare’s Thora-3Di is non-invasive and non-contact, and therefore has no cross infection risk.

 

What does the PneumaCare Thora3Di offer a clinician over today’s methods?

PneumaCare's Thora-3Di offers a non-contact, non-invasive investigative technology that allows the clinician to collect real time data from almost any patient type in any environment without active involvement from the patient, who is only required to breathe normally in either a sitting or supine position, The patient may also be asleep or in a coma, unlike other present day methodologies.

 

Is Thora3Di difficult to use in practice?

The device is intuitive to use and therefore does not require a trained technician to use, resulting in increased patient throughput and lower costs.

 

Why would a clinician purchase a PneumaCare Thora3Di?

PneumaCare’s technology is readily used with little training by all carers in clinics, hospitals, critical care facilities and potentially GP surgeries. It provides all information from current day devices, but goes radically beyond this with a new wealth of clinical information on the patient’s respiratory function.

It is independent and mobile in all settings from clinic room to intensive care.

 

How long does it take to capture data from a patient?

Data can be collected and automatically assessed in under 5 minutes.

Real time data is provided for immediate analysis leading to rapid decision making, improving patient care and throughput.

 

What clinical information does Thora3Di provide?

The clinician has visibility to view traditional respiratory clinical outputs but in addition can also view many other novel intuitive respiratory parameters that further help assess a patient’s condition.

 

On what age of patient can I use Thora3Di?

PneumaCare’s Thora-3Di can be used on all age sets from new born babies to aged patients with dementia. Data can even be collected from passive patients.

 

Are there any consumables I need to buy?

There are no ongoing consumables and low maintenance costs.

 

Does Thora3Di require calibration?

No, the instrument is self-calibrating.

 

In which settings could a PneumaCare Thora-3Di be used?

It can be used to assess lung disease and neuromuscular control of breathing in the following settings, all of which can be found in most hospitals :

  • Intensive Care & High Dependency Units (All ages)

  • A & E & Trauma (All ages)

  • Respiratory Assessment on the Ward (All ages)

  • Respiratory Assessment in the Clinic (All ages)

  • Pre & Post Operative Cardio Thoracic Surgery (All ages)

  • Lung Function Clinic (All ages)

  • Screening - e.g. Pharmacy, COPD (Early detection)

     

 

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