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Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
In additional to performing a bronchoscopy, our physicians may use endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) to send sound waves through the walls of your airways and into the surrounding areas, including the lungs and mediastinum (the area of the chest that lies between the lungs). This procedure provides a better view or understanding of a particular site that is abnormal in presentation.
Reasons for performing an endobronchial ultrasound:
- To look for the presence of tumors or enlarged lymph nodes.
- To diagnose tumors within the lung
- To diagnose lymph nodes in the mediastinum