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Tests & Procedures : Pulmonary

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    • Bronchography

      Brochography is a procedure in which contrast dye is combined with X-rays to examine the structures of the lower respiratory tract, including the larnyx, trachea, and bronchi.

    • Bronchoscopy

      A brochosopy is a procedure in which a long, lighted scope is inserted into the lungs in order to examine the airways of the lungs and to assess lung function.

    • Chest Fluoroscopy

      Chest fluoroscopy may be performed when the motion of the lungs, diaphragm, or other structures in the chest need to be evaluated.

    • Chest Ultrasound

      Chest ultrasound is a procedure in which sound wave technology is used alone, or along with other types of diagnostic methods, to examine the organs and structures of the chest.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery

      Endoscopic endonasal surgery is a minimally invasive technique that allows a surgeon to go through the nose to correct problems or remove a tumor in various areas of the brain and the top of the spine.

    • Lobectomy

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

    • Lung Biopsy

      A lung biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

    • Lung Scan

      A lung scan is a procedure that uses nuclear radiology to assess the function and structure of the lungs. It is most often performed when problems with the lungs and respiratory tract are suspected.

    • Lung Transplantation Procedure

      In a lung transplant, one or both diseased lungs are removed and replaced with a healthy lung from another person.

    • Mediastinoscopy

      A mediastinoscopy is a surgical procedure performed to examine the mediastinum - the space behind the sternum (breastbone) in the middle of the chest that separates the two lungs.

    • Oximetry

      Oximetry is a procedure used to measure the oxygen level—or oxygen saturation—in the blood.

    • Peak Flow Measurement

      Peak flow measurement is a procedure that records the amount of air flowing out of your lungs. Peak flow can be measured with either a spirometer or a peak flow meter.

    • Pleural Biopsy

      A pleural biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of the pleura (the membrane that surrounds the lungs) is removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if disease, infection, or cancer is present.

    • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan)

      Positron emission tomography (PET) is a specialized radiology procedure used to examine various body tissues to identify certain conditions. PET may also be used to follow the progress of the treatment of certain conditions.

    • Pulmonary Angiogram

      A pulmonary angiogram is aa procedure that uses a combination of contrast dye and X-rays to examine the blood vessels in the lungs and evaluate blood flow to the lungs.

    • Pulmonary Function Tests

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

    • Sinus X-ray

      A sinus x-ray is a type of x-ray used to obtain images of the sinuses - the air-filled cavities lined with mucous membranes located within the bones of the skull.

    • Sleep Study

      A sleep study - or polysomnogram - consists of a number of medical tests performed at the same time during sleep. The tests measure specific sleep characteristics and help to diagnose sleep disorders.

    • 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.