Breath Hold Patient Portal
Controlling respiratory motion is an important issue in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions affecting the upper abdomen, lungs and other areas of the body as well. You are likely visiting this portal because you, a family member or a friend is suffering from such a condition and you may want information about the how respiratory motion may affect an upcoming procedure.
Discussing your concerns with the doctors involved is always prudent. You also would be well served to find out how they deal with breathing issues and whether they have any systems in place to help patients control their breathing or to compensate for respiratory motion.
Medspira is committed to educating patients about these issues in general and about treatment of the diseases involved in particular. Below, we provide a list of organizations that can be resources in providing you with broad based information about conditions in which respiratory motion may be of concern.
American Cancer Society | Information and Resources for Cancer
American Lung Association
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
LCFA - Lung Cancer Foundation of Americas
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Susan C. Komen for the Cure
Breast Cancer research Foundation
Kidney Cancer Association - Learn How To Survive Kidney Cancer
International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA)
Blue Faery :: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association
The following professional professional organizations may also offer resources on respiratory motion or be available to answer your questions:
- American Association of Physicists in Medicine
- American College of Radiology (ACR)
- International Conference on Radiation Medicine (ICRM)
- International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
- Radiological Society of North America
- Radiology Journal
- Society of Interventional Radiology
- Society of Thoracic Radiology