Quark PFT

Innovative modularity and networking for truly customised PFT solutions

  • Quark PFT is a modular and compact Pulmonary Function Testing system that allows accurate, repeatable, low cost tests over time.

    It has been designed to meet any physician’s configuration requirement, whether a full-featured PFT system or a basic configuration to start a private practice is needed.

    Quark PFT is powered by OMNIA, the new software platform, entirely designed and developed by COSMED. OMNIA provides an innovative and user-friendly interface (touch-screen ready) that allows operators to navigate and access features and testing with a minimal amount of training. OMNIA is available in a multi-language environment either as a stand-alone or as a client in a small or large network environment.

    All Quark PFT modules comply with the latest published ATS/ERS statements.

    Quark PFT
  • Key Features
    True modular design architecture allows to configure Quark PFT according to any kind of requirement. This cost-effective solution gives the opportunity to scale at any time to a more complex configuration.

    Low running costs The design architecture has been made to eliminate the procedure of ordinary maintenance and to easily and rapidly solve any technical problem by replacing a board.

    Powered by OMNIA, a contemporary, simple and ergonomic software interface with intuitive workflow and hierarchy. OMNIA is based on standard SQL database to store unlimited data securely and guaranteeing lifetime data ownership.

    Simplified workflow. OMNIA user interface and its workflow management have been designed to simplify procedures and to reduce testing time.

    Quick and easy calibration procedures Quark PFT includes both standard calibration procedures (ie flowmeter and gas sensors) and advanced calibration procedures to verify accuracy, including Pneumotach linearization and verification of all flowmeters (turbine, PNT).

    Automatic interpretation of tests based on latest scientific guidelines supported by a powerful algorithm that automatically process results and provides interpretation text strings, including numerical results and graphical data presentation (pictograms).

    Network ready: OMNIA is available both as a single stand-alone workstation or in a client/server configuration for small or very large network environments.
  • Spirometry (Standard)

    Spirometry (Standard)

    • Full Spirometry testing (FVC, SVC, MVV, Pre/Post BD)
    • Choice of different flowmeter configurations (PNT or turbine)
    • User friendly software and advanced features with new generation OMNIA Suite
    • Integrated dosimeter for accurate and easy bronchial challenge tests (optional)
    • Airway resistance by Interrupter Technique (optional)
    • Integrated SpO2 monitor (optional)
    • Meet latest ATS/ERS standards
    Body Plethysmography (Option)

    Body Plethysmography (Option)

    • All-in-one Testing for Lung Volumes and Airways Resistance
    • Large Cabin (873 liters) provides comfort while maintaining High Sensitivity to Volume Changes
    • New High Accuracy Pneumotach
    • Module provided with Compensation Chamber & TGV Calibrator for Research & Routine Quality Control
    Lung Diffusing Capacity (Option)

    Lung Diffusing Capacity (Option)

    • DLCO Single Breath (w/ Breath Hold)
    • DLCO Single Breath (Intrabreath)
    • DLCO 3eq (3 equations method)
    • Membrane Diffusing Capacity
    • Extremely fast infrared analyzers (CO, CH4)
    • Lung volume measurement with DLCO single-breath dilution technique
    Nitrogen Washout (Option)

    Nitrogen Washout (Option)

    • Functional Residual Capacity (FRC) via multi-breath Nitrogen Wash-out and single-breath 100% O2 techniques
    • Lung distribution analysis (LCI, AMDN)
    • Affordable alternative to body plethysmography for lung volume measurement
    • Simplified ordinary maintenance and calibration procedures
    Respiratory Mechanics (Option)

    Respiratory Mechanics (Option)

    • Indexes of respiratory muscle strength: Maximum Insp-Exp Pressure (MIP/MEP)
    • Respiratory Drive (PO.1)
    • Quick and non-invasive measurements
    • Fully compliant with ATS/ERS Guidelines
    Airway Resistance (Option)

    Airway Resistance (Option)

    • Interrupter technique (Rrs, int)
    • High reproducibility and correlation with body plethysmography tests
    • Ideal for testing non collaborative, critically ill patients and children
    • Simplified test manoeuvre
    • Easy to disinfect
    • Scientifically validated
    Forced Oscillations (Option)

    Forced Oscillations (Option)

    • Total Respiratory Impedance measurement by Pseudo Random Noise Signal
    • No cooperation required from the patient
    • Ideal for assessing lung function in pre-school children
    • Quick and easy assessment (8 seconds tidal breathing)
    • Accurate, reliable and reproducible technique
    Metabolic (Option)

    Metabolic (Option)

    • Pulmonary Gas Exchange (VO2, VCO2)
    • Anaerobic Threshold (AT)
    • Resting Metabolic Rate with Face Mask
    • Indirect Cardiac Output (Wasserman)
    • Integrated Pulse Oximeter (SpO2)
    • Optional Integrated 12-lead ECG (GAS/ECG)
    • Exercise Gas Exchange with Elevated FiO2 HR Interface w/ external ECG (TTL)
  • Forced Oscillations Technique (FOT)

    Forced Oscillations Technique (FOT)

    The reference method for respiratory mechanics in children
    • Total Respiratory Impedance measurement by Pseudo Random Noise Signal
    • No cooperation required from the patient
    • Ideal for assessing lung function in pre-school children
    • Quick and easy assessment
    • Accurate, reliable and reproducible technique
    • Suitable for Quark PFT and Quark Spiro

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    Integrated Dosimeter

    Integrated Dosimeter

    Fully integrated Dosimeter Module for easy and accurate bronchial provocation test protocols
    • Controlled and more accurate management of bronchial challenge
    • High quality Philips Respironics Nebulizer
    • Easy to clean and disinfect
    • Multi-step protocol with a single drug concentration
    • Choice between standard (ATS and Lofarma) or custom protocols
    • Full compliance with ATS/ERS Guidelines

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    Mixing Chamber

    Mixing Chamber

    Ideal solution for high accurate measurements during exercise in research and elite sport applications
    • High accuracy at steady state
    • Either low and high ventilation ranges
    • State-of-the-art two-way non-rebreathing valve
    • High comfortability and easy assembly
    • New volume calibration procedure

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    Stress ECG

    Stress ECG

    Diagnostic Quality 12-lead Stress Testing ECG in cable or telemetry configuration!
    • Resting and Exercise ECG interpretation
    • High resolution ECG processing
    • Full Disclosure and Scroll back during the test
    • ST segment, ST slopes, Trends
    • Retrospective ECG and arrhythmia analysis even during test
    • Standard and user defined Exercise Protocols
    • Integration with COSMED Gas exchange equipment
    • Patient Database & Network Compatibility

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  • Antiviral and antibacterial respiratory filters

    Antiviral and antibacterial respiratory filters

    An easy way to ensure protection from cross-contamination which keeps both the patient and operator safe without compromising on system performance.

    Two mouthpiece types, oval and round, guarantee the maximum ergonomics and the compatibility with any equipment connector.
    • High viral and bacterial filtration efficiency (99.999%)
    • Low resistance to airflow
    • Suitable for both lung function and exercise testing
    • Minimal deadspace
    • Individually packaged in 50 pieces box

    These filters comply with latest ERS guidelines recommending to use the filters with minimum proven efficiency for high expiratory flow of 600 to 700 L/min.

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    Face Masks

    Face Masks

    Multi-use silicone face masks with headgear for comfortable leak-free resting and exercise gas exchange measurements
    • 5 sizes (3 Adult and 2 Pediatric)
    • Reusable and easily disinfected for multiple use
    • Anatomical design for leak free and comfortable fit
    • Integrated chin cup for stability
    • Perfect adherence to any face shape
    • Easy to clean and sterilize

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    High quality Pulse Oximeters for integrated oxygen saturimetry during rest or stress testing
    • Full range of oximeters and sensors for different patient applications
    • Small, lightweight and portable technology
    • Low power draw (60 mW)
    • Accurate performance in challenging monitoring environments at critical SpO2 levels
    • Intelligent pulse-by-pulse filtering


    Flexible range of medical-graded carts for clinical and research purposes
    • Custom built by COSMED
    • Choice between two or one screen
    • Choice between 1 or 3 cylinder place holder
    • No dangling wires
    • Optional medical graded cart with isolation transformer

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