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  • Pulmonary Function Tests

    Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs, Pulmonary Function Studies, Lung Function Studies/Tests, Airflow Assessment) Procedure overview What are pulmonary function tests? Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are ...

  • Thoracentesis

    Thoracentesis (Pleural Tap, Pleural Fluid Analysis) Procedure overview What is thoracentesis and pleural fluid analysis? Thoracentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted through the back of...

  • Oximetry

    Oximetry (Oxygen Saturation, Oximetry, Ear Oximetry, Pulse Ox, Sp0 2 ) Procedure overview What is pulse oximetry? Pulse oximetry is a procedure used to measure the oxygen level (or oxygen saturation)...

  • Peak Flow Measurement

    Peak Flow Measurement (Peak Flow Meter, PFM, Peak Expiratory Flow Measurement) Procedure overview What is peak flow measurement? Peak flow measurement is a procedure in which air flowing out of the l...

  • Mediastinoscopy

    Mediastinoscopy Procedure overview What is a mediastinoscopy? A mediastinoscopy is a surgical procedure performed to examine the mediastinum. The mediastinum is the space behind the sternum (breastbo...

  • Pleural Biopsy

    Pleural Biopsy (Biopsy-Pleural, Percutaneous Pleural Biopsy) Procedure overview A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope. A pleural...

  • Bronchoscopy

    Bronchoscopy (Flexible Bronchoscopy, Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, FOB, Rigid Bronchoscopy) Procedure overview What is bronchoscopy? Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows the doctor to directly visualiz...

  • Lobectomy

    Lobectomy (Thoracotomy, Thoracoscopic Lobectomy, Removal of a Lobe of the Lungs, Lung Surgery) Procedure overview What is a lobectomy? A lobectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one of t...

  • Lung Transplantation Procedure

    Lung Transplantation Procedure (Transplant-Lung, Lung Transplant, Lung Graft) Procedure overview What is a lung transplant? A lung transplant is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both d...

  • Lung Biopsy

    Lung Biopsy (Biopsy-Lung, Closed Lung Biopsy, Transthoracic Needle Lung Biopsy, Percutaneous Needle Lung Biopsy, Transbronchial Lung Biopsy, Pulmonary Biopsy, Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, VATS) P...

  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery

    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 ...

  • Sleep Study

    Sleep Study (Polysomnogram) Procedure overview What is a sleep study? Sleep is a state of relative unconsciousness and stillness of the voluntary muscles (muscles that are controlled at will). The st...

  • Pulmonary Angiogram

    Pulmonary Angiogram (Angiogram-Pulmonary, Pulmonary Angiography, Pulmonary Arteriogram, Pulmonary Arteriography, Angiogram of the Lungs) Procedure overview What is a pulmonary angiogram? An angiogram...

  • Lung Scan

    Lung Scan (Perfusion Lung Scan, Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy, Radionuclide Pulmonary Scan, Ventilation-Perfusion Scan, V/Q Scan) Procedure overview What is a lung scan? A lung scan is a specialized ra...

  • Chest X-ray

    Chest X-ray (Chest Radiography, CXR) Procedure overview What is a chest X-ray? A chest X-ray is a type of diagnostic radiology procedure used to examine the chest and the organs and structures locate...

  • Chest Fluoroscopy

    Chest Fluoroscopy Procedure overview What is chest fluoroscopy? Chest fluoroscopy is a type of X-ray procedure used to assess the motion and function of the lungs and other structures of the respirat...

  • Sinus X-ray

    Sinus X-ray (Sinus Films) Procedure overview What is a sinus X-ray? A sinus X-ray is a type of X-ray used to obtain images of the sinuses. The sinuses are air-filled cavities lined with mucous membra...

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan)

    Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan) (PET Imaging) Procedure overview What is PET? Positron emission tomography (PET) is a specialized radiology procedure used to examine various body tissues to i...

  • Chest Ultrasound

    Chest Ultrasound (Chest Ultrasonography, Chest Wall Ultrasonography, Chest Sonography) Procedure overview What is a chest ultrasound? A chest ultrasound is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) pro...