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Lung Nodule Clinic

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Non-Surgical Biopsy Options

    • Bronchoscopy: A thin flexible, lighted tube (bronchoscope) is passed into the back of the throat through either the mouth or nose. The tube is used to enter into your windpipe and airways so the doctor can take samples of the spot in the central areas of your lungs
    • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS): An ultrasound assisted bronchoscopy that allows for better examination of the lymph nodes and other structures in the center of the chest. This method can be used to see if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes by removing tissue samples for testing.
    • Navigational Bronchoscopy: The doctor enters your lung using a bronchoscope in combination with LungGPS™ technology (similar to GPS navigation) to access difficult-to-reach areas of the lungs, lymph nodes and surrounding areas. This is a minimally invasive method to take tissue samples for a diagnosis and can mark areas to pinpoint future treatment if needed.
    • Needle Biopsy: A hollow needle is inserted directly through the chest to get a sample of the spot seen by your doctor on the low-dose CT scan.

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