A New Paradigm in Respiratory Motion Control Medspira Breath Hold provides a new paradigm in respiratory motion control. Developed by physicians at Mayo Clinic, the device enables patients to accurately self-monitor their own breath-holds or controlled shallow breathing based on biofeedback. Enhanced Breathing Precision for Procedures Targeting the Lungs and Upper Abdomen Whether in radiation therapy (RT), interventional radiology or the MRI suite, respiratory motion is a frustrating reality in most medical procedures involving the lungs and upper abdomen. Because patient respiratory patterns and breath-holds often cannot be reliably reproduced, physicians are literally chasing a moving target. This may compromise diagnostic precision and even place healthy tissue at risk. While some respiratory motion control technologies are available for RT and MRI use, the results are often less than satisfactory. Therefore, many facilities continue to treat with free breathing.
- Options: : respiratory, for radiation therapy