From the first Morgan infrared CO analyzer that changed DLCOsb from a tinkerer's nightmare into a useful clinical test, through the spectacular research plethysmograph, your hardware has been rock-solid. In this new age when all manufacturers have access to the same OEM parts-bin, less separates the best from the worst pulmonary function testing gear in terms of hardware. What most differentiates you from your competition is your software, which has both simplified and rationalized every aspect of PFT testing: calibration, performing maneuvers, reporting and, critical for me, retrieval from a database which makes results easily and dependably available. In particular, the flow of the testing process, no extra keystrokes, no multiple mouse-clicks needed to perform simple tasks, useful help for the technician in determining acceptability and reproducibility of efforts, have made it possible for us to perform research quality testing in our high-volume environment.
We have tested over 12,000 subjects with the Morgan PFT systems. In that time, we have never lost a day of testing to machine failure; not one! We've been able to test every patient who kept an appointment. We're submitting the paper on ILO readings and DLCOsb based on the 5015 male Caucasian subjects from this data this week. Dr. Albert Miller is principal author.
Finally, for someone who remembers water spirometers and inkstains on kymograph paper, watching the new SpiroAir position the piston on the rolling-seal spirometer to the center of it's travel automatically is an absolute kick.
Your equipment, advice and support have been a substantial part of our success at WDDS over the years. Thank you!