Specialty: Pulmonary

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Tests and Procedures: P

  • Peak Flow Measurement

    Peak flow measurement is a quick test to measure air flowing out of the lungs.

  • Pleural Biopsy

    Pleural biopsy is a procedure to remove a tissue sample from the membrane that surrounds the lungs called the pleura.

  • Pneumonectomy

    A pneumonectomy is a type of surgery to remove one of your lungs because of cancer, trauma, or some other condition.

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

    A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a type of nuclear medicine imaging test. It is used to examine various body tissues to identify certain conditions by looking at blood flow, metabolism, and oxygen use. PET scans may also be used to see how well the treatment of certain diseases is working.

  • Pulmonary Angiogram

    Pulmonary angiogram is an X-ray image of the blood vessels of the lungs.

  • Pulmonary Function Tests

    Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working.

  • Pulse Oximetry

    Pulse oximetry is a test used to measure the oxygen level (oxygen saturation) of the blood. It is an easy, painless measure of how well oxygen is being sent to parts of your body furthest from your heart, such as the arms and legs.

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