We offer several different options to diagnose patients who have lung nodules or mediastinal tumors:
Endoscopic Ultrasound combines the "endoscopic" insertion of a needle into a hollow organ with an ultrasound in order to get an ultrasonic view of said organ from the inside out. This is most commonly used this is used to search for potential cancerous polyps and small lesion region tumors.
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a minimally invasive but highly effective procedure used to diagnose lung cancer, infections, and other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes in the chest. EBUS allows physicians to perform a technique known as transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) to obtain tissue or fluid samples from the lungs and surrounding lymph nodes without conventional surgery.
A medical procedure utilizing electromagnetic technology designed to localize and guide endoscopic tools or catheters through the bronchial pathways of the lung. Using a three-dimensional (3D) map taken with a chest scan, physicians are able to navigate through the lung or desired location to take biopsies, diagnosis lung disease and insert markers for future surgeries.