explorations fonctionnelles

Physiological Testing

Our team conducts tests to determine cardiac, pulmonary, vascular and neurological function in adults and children. These tests measure how well the various organs are working.
Physiological Testing
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B-0 – access via exterior corridor
Tel. : + 33 (0)1 46 41 25 55
Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 to 6:00 pm

A center dedicated to early diagnosis

Our team provides testing services using the most effective diagnostic tools within the shortest possible timeframes.

Featuring latest-generation equipment (MGC Diagnostics Cosmos treadmill, Vyntus™ BODY  pulmonary plethysmograph) that is regularly upgraded, the function testing department of the American Hospital of Paris specializes in assessments of cardiac, pulmonary, neurological, vascular and digestive function.

Cardiac function testing

Thanks to our high-tech diagnostic and testing infrastructure, we can perform all the examinations necessary for diagnosis on site, including:
explorations cardiologiques

Neurological function testing

Our specialized team explores the nervous system using different methods:

  • Standard electroencephalogram: a specialized health care professional investigates symptoms such as fainting, loss of consciousness and sudden confusion.

  • Polysomnography (sleep study over a 24-hour period


    Electromyography: to study the peripheral nerves and muscles in the event of polyneuritis, nerve compression (carpal tunnel syndrome), sciatica, cervicobrachial disorder or muscular disease.

To help with diagnosis, other function testing options are available at the American Hospital of Paris:

  • MRI following a stroke
  • Medical imaging: MRI and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), CT scan, Doppler and PET scan are all available on site to rapidly assess a range of neurological diseases.
  • The cerebrospinal fluid can be analyzed on an outpatient basis for certain diseases (multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s) using simplified procedures.

Respiratory (pulmonary) function testing

These tests include respiratory exercises performed under the supervision of a specially trained nurse or team of nurses. They are designed to test lung volume and diffusion capacity with and without a bronchodilator, and tolerance to physical exertion through walking tests.
Lung tests are conducted on patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma or COPD. These tests are also a crucial component of preoperative assessments for thoracic and cardiac surgery, and dyspnea (shortness of breath) assessments.
Explorations respiratoires (pneumologiques)

Vascular function testing - Doppler

We conduct tests on the blood vessels, their walls and coronary blood flow using Doppler ultrasound, a non-invasive, risk-free medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves to measure blood flow.

  • Neck vessel and transcranial Doppler ultrasound
  • Doppler ultrasound of arteries and veins in the upper and lower limbs
  • Doppler ultrasound of the aorta
  • Doppler ultrasound of the renal arteries
  • Doppler ultrasound of the digestive arteries



Our department features two pulsed-wave color Doppler sonographic scanners equipped with software to assess atherosclerosis risk by measuring artery wall thickness.