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PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING:
Pulmonary function tests evaluate how well your lungs work. We will test how much air your lungs hold, how quickly you can move air in and out of your lungs, and how well your lungs and see how they respond to exercise and will provide your Doctor with important information on what affects your ability to exercise.
BRONCHOSCOPY WITH LUNG BIOPSY:
A bronchoscopy is used to evaluate lung symptoms such as chronic cough, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), or when a lung disease or lung cancer is suspected after an abnormality is seen on x-ray studies or CT scan.During a bronchoscopy, doctors are able to visualize the inside of the airways, and take a biopsy of any areas that appear abnormal, to help diagnose a lung disease or lung cancer.
ENDOBRONCHIAL ULTRASOUND (EBUS):
EBUS is a technique where a special, very small scope, with a tiny ultrasound at the tip of the scope, allows the pulmonologist to perform biopsies in multiple areas. This allows the specialist to minimize the risk of puncturing a blood vessel and allows for better accuracy, since we can see that the needle is placed inside the abnormality with the ultrasound.
Bronchial Thermoplasty delivered by the Alair system, is a treatment for severe asthma, involving the delivery of controlled, therapeutic radiofrequency energy to the airway wall, thus heating the tissue and reducing the amount of smooth muscle present in the airway wall.
TRANSBRONCHIAL NEEDLE ASPIRATION BIOPSY:
Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Biopsy uses a small scope to go to distant areas in the lung where a small needle is used to remove tiny pieces of lung to make accurate diagnosis of lung conditions in the outpatient setting.
TRANSTRACHEAL NEEDLE ASPIRATION BIOPSY:
EUS is a technique where a special, very small sized scope,
was a tiny ultrasound at the tip of the scope, allows the pulmonologist to perform biopsies in multiple areas. The lesion is visualized by fluoroscopy (live x-ray) or by bronchoscopy. This allows the specialist to minimize the risk of puncturing a blood vessel and allows for better accuracy, since we can see that the needle is placed inside the area of concern with the ultrasound.
FLEXIBLE BIOPSY TECHNIQUES:
Biopsy procedures are performed with very small scopes using sedation techniques that keep patients very comfortable and asleep.ULTRASOUND GUIDED
Ultrasound Guided Thoracentesis removes abnormal fluid from the pleural space between the lung and the chest wall using ultrasound.
PLEURX CATHETER PLACEMENT:
Placement of a pig-tail catheter in the pleural spare when fluid continues to re-accumulate, especially in patients with malignant pleural effusions.
Brachytherapy places a small catheter in the lung so radiation can be given inside the bronchia tube. This is utilized in patients with central tumors or tumors inside the airway, as well as patients who have received large doses of external radiation.
ELECTROMAGNETIC NAVIGATION BRONCHOSCOPY:
ENB is a medical procedure utilizing electromagnetic technology designed to localize and guide endoscopic tools or catheters through the bronchial pathways of the lung. Using a virtual, three-dimensional (3D) bronchial map from a recently computed tomography (CT) chest scan and disposable catheter set, physicians are able to navigate to a desired location within the lung to biopsy lesions, stage lymph node, insert markers to guide radiotherapy or guide brachytherapy catheters.
Rhinoscopy is the examination of the nasal passages.