Pulmonary Tests and Procedures

  1. Bronchoscopy

    Detailed information on bronchoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of a bronchoscopy procedure

  2. Chest Ultrasound

    Detailed information on chest ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract

  3. Chest X-ray

    A chest X-ray is used to examine the chest and the lungs and other organs and structures located in the chest.

  4. Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Chest

    CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the organs of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems,and esophagus, for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.

  5. Lobectomy

    A lobectomy is a surgical procedure that removes one of the lobes of the lungs.

  6. Lung Biopsy

    Detailed information on lung biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract

  7. Mediastinoscopy

    Detailed information on mediastinoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of the mediastinoscopy procedure

  8. Pleural Biopsy

    Detailed information on pleural biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract

  9. Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan)

    Detailed information on positron emission tomography (PET), including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care

  10. Pulmonary Function Tests

    Pulmonary function tests measure how well your lungs are functioning and are used to help diagnose certain lung disorders.

  11. Thoracentesis

    Thoracentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted through the back of the chest wall to remove fluid or air from between the lungs and the interior chest wall.

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