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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Impedance plethysmography, PVR.

Common Use:
To measure changes in blood vessel size or changes in gas volume in the lungs to assist in diagnosing diseases such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and some peripheral vascular disorders.

Area Of Application:
Veins, arteries, and lungs.

Contrast:
None.

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