ENDOBRONCHIAL ULTRASOUND BRONCHOSCOPY
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a minimally invasive procedure used in the diagnosis of lung cancer, infections, and other lung disease. Our physicians are trained to use specialized bronchoscopic equipment that has additional ultrasound capabilities. This uses sound waves to visualize enlarged lymph nodes or other lesions near the main airways in lungs in real time. These lesions can then be biopsied with a high degree of safety and success.
EBUS is most commonly used to assess lymph nodes in the chest to evaluate for cancer metastasis. The preparation for EBUS bronchoscopy and recovery is similar to that of traditional bronchoscopy. Often, EBUS is performed with the support of an anesthesiologist to provide sedation and support breathing during the procedure.