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Pulmonary

  • Bronchoscopy Podcast

    Detailed information on bronchoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Chest Podcast

    Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the chest, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care

  • Lobectomy Podcast

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

  • Lung Biopsy Podcast

    A lung biopsy is a procedure in which samples of lung tissue are removed and then examined under a microscope to diagnose lung disease or cancer.

  • Lung Scan Podcast

    Two types of lung scans are available: ventilation scans and perfusion scans. Both use a tiny amount of a radioactive substance.

  • Mediastinoscopy Podcast

    This procedure is most often done to remove lymph nodes when a person has lung cancer.

  • Oximetry Podcast

    For the oximetry test, a clip-like probe is placed on one of your fingers or on an ear lobe to measure the amount of blood that's saturated with oxygen. Your health care provider uses this test to find out if you need supplemental oxygen.

  • Peak Flow Measurement Podcast

    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 Podcast

    Detailed information on pleural biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract.

  • Pulmonary Function Tests Podcast

    These tests assess lung volumes, capacities, rates of flow, and gas exchange. Different procedures measure lung function in different ways.

  • Sinus X-ray Podcast

    Detailed information on sinus x-ray, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the sinuses.

  • Sleep Study Podcast

    A sleep study measures specific sleep characteristics to help diagnose sleep disorders. It usually takes place in a sleep lab during a person’s normal sleeping hours.

  • Thoracentesis Podcast

    Detailed information on thoracentesis, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of a thoracentesis procedure.