An Endobronchial Ultrasound helps with the staging of a tumor. A bronchoscope is inserted into the lung with an ultrasound on the tip. There is a slot that houses a needle to biopsy the lymph nodes.
An Endobronchial Ultrasound helps take images of the lung. A long scope is inserted directly into the chest cavity. The scope takes 30 images with a 360 degree rotation. The images are sent to a computer where the oncologist is able to examine the images.
An Endobronchial Ultrasound helps with the placement of fiducial markers. An x-ray is taken of the lung and lymph nodes, the endobronchial ultrasound is then inserted in the area of the tumor(s) for implantation of fiducial markers.
Delivers High Dose Radiation (HDR)
Explains the distance that the bronchoscope can travel into the lung.
All of the above
This shows where treatment is being delivered to within the lung.
This lights up cancer cells and it can show cells that haven't grown into a tumor yet.
This lights up the path that a bronchoscope can follow.
Malformations of the lung
The tumor is too small
Due to small bronchi
Looks at reasons for shortness of breath. This is not only used for lung cancer; it can be used for breast cancer, colon cancer, renal cancer and melanoma.
This increases the likelihood for cure by 29%.
CTCA was the first to combine interventional pulmonology with various treatments.
High Assessment Smoking Test - Determines how much this patient is smoking.
High Altitude Simulation Testing - Determines if the patients is able to fly.
High Altitude Simulation Testing - Determines if the patients needs oxygen while flying.
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer