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What is radial EBUS?

What is radial EBUS?

Radial EBUS is used for diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions. This technique facilitates evaluation of bronchial wall in central lung cancer lesions, enabling differentiation between early and invasive lung cancer.

What is radial probe ultrasound?

Radial probe endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) provides real-time feedback to guide biopsies of peripheral lesions, thereby potentially improving diagnostic yield over conventional bronchoscopy.

How do you use radial EBUS?

The radial EBUS procedure is performed by inserting a miniature ultrasound probe (radial EBUS probe) through the working channel of a flexible bronchoscope or catheter (guide sheath). Real-time imaging of the surrounding tissue enables the clinician to determine the lesion’s exact location and size.

What is EBUS endoscopy?

An EBUS is a procedure that allows the doctor to look into your lungs (similar to a bronchoscopy) but them to take samples of the glands in the centre of your chest (mediastinum) using the aid of an ultrasound scan, these glands lie outside the normal breathing tubes (bronchi).

How long does an EBUS procedure take?

An EBUS procedure usually takes approximately 45 minutes, but this will vary depending on the findings and if treatment is needed. Including time to prepare you for the procedure and recovery time, you should expect to be in the department for between two and four hours.

What can EBUS diagnose?

Meta-analysis demonstrated that real-time imaging with EBUS-TBNA is a potential technique for diagnosis and staging for patients with suspected lung cancer,[35,36] especially for central-type lung cancers without airway invasion.

Is EBUS biopsy painful?

You should not feel any pain with these biopsies: There are few side effects with this biopsy. Transbronchial (TBB) – This biopsy is taken from deeper into the lung and carries a higher risk than an EBB (please see ‘Potential risks and complications of the procedure’).

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