Bronchoscopy is a procedure to look directly at the airways in the lungs through a thin, lighted tube (bronchoscope).
Chest fluoroscopy is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at how well your lungs are working. It can also look at other parts of your respiratory tract. Your respiratory tract includes your lungs, nose, throat, trachea, and bronchi.
A chest ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at the structures and organs in your chest. It can help your healthcare provider see how well your lungs and heart are working.
A chest X-ray is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at the structures and organs in your chest. It can help your healthcare provider see how well your lungs and heart are working. Certain heart problems can cause changes in your lungs. Certain diseases can cause changes in the structure of the heart or lungs.
A computed tomography (CT) scan is a type of imaging test. It uses X-rays and a computer to make images or slices of the body. A CT scan can make detailed pictures of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels. They are more detailed than regular X-rays.
A lobectomy is a surgery to remove one of the lobes of the lungs.
A biopsy is a test done to remove a tissue sample from the body so it can be examined. A lung biopsy is a test to take a small piece of a lung.
A lung scan is an imaging test to look at your lungs and help diagnose certain lung problems. A lung scan may also be used to see how well treatment is working.
A lung transplant is surgery to remove a diseased lung and replace it with a healthy lung from another person.
A mediastinoscopy is a procedure used to examine the mediastinum. This is the space behind the breastbone (sternum). Read on to learn more about the procedure, and what to expect.
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.
Detailed information about peak flow measurement, a quick test to measure air flowing out of the lungs.
Pleural biopsy is a procedure to remove a tissue sample from the membrane that surrounds the lungs called the pleura.
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 is an X-ray image of the blood vessels of the lungs.
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working. Read on to learn what to expect before, during, and after these tests.
A sinus X-ray is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at your sinuses. The sinuses are air-filled pockets (cavities) near your nasal passage.
A sleep study is a number of tests done at the same time during sleep. The tests measure specific sleep characteristics and help to diagnose sleep disorders. Read on to learn what to expect.
Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid or air from around the lungs.
A pneumonectomy is a type of surgery to remove 1 of your lungs because of cancer, injury, or some other condition.
Tracheostomy is a procedure to create a small hole in the lower neck to help you breathe. Read on to learn what to expect before, during, and after this procedure.