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ENB and EBUS replaces high-risk procedures while allowing specialists to reach previously inaccessible regions of the lungs…

Common Questions

Why use ENB?

Veran ENB or superDimension ENB replaces high-risk procedures, such as chest needle biopsies and open surgeries, while allowing specialists to reach previously inaccessible regions of the lungs and locate lesions and nodules for immediate diagnostic testing. This eliminates the long, stressful wait-and-see approach that typically follows a CT scan.

How does ENB work?

Veran ENB or superDimension ENB works like a global GPS system. First, a special guide catheter is used to capture a 3-D, electromagnetic map of your lungs. Using this computer-generated image, our surgeons guide the steerable catheters down the visual pathways to locate even the smallest of lesions and perform a quick biopsy.

How does EBUS work?

Your doctor will perform a bronchoscopy, a procedure where a tube is inserted through your mouth or nose into the airways around your lungs. Once it is inserted, doctors use a special ultrasound probe to transmit sound waves, or ultrasound, through the walls of your airways to their surrounding regions, including your lungs and the area between the lungs. If something abnormal is seen, a sample tissue is taken by a small needle with the guidance of the ultrasound. A lab checks the sample for cancer or some other abnormality.

Why might a doctor recommend EBUS?

  • To check for tumors or enlarged lymph nodes
  • To diagnose tumors within your lungs
  • To diagnose lymph nodes or tumors in the mediastinum (area between the lungs) or the hilum (near the top of the lungs)
  • To determine infections or other lung conditions

Why use EBUS?

The Endobronchial Ultrasound offers doctors more information about a patient’s lung cancer by allowing viewable access to areas of the lungs and chest that, until now, required more invasive surgery. Ultimately, EBUS assists doctors in determining the level or stage of lung cancer in a patient, which will then allow them to recommend the best treatment.

Benefits:

  • Doctors will be able to establish the level or stage of cancer and how far it has spread
  • Doctors can decide the best treatment for you
  • The amount of tissue removed may be reduced during lung cancer surgery
  • Surgery may be not be necessary if your doctor decides chemotherapy or radiation is the best treatment
  • Invasive surgeries, such as mediastinosopy and thorascopy, may not be necessary

Your doctor may recommend an EBUS:

  • To check for tumors or enlarged lymph nodes
  • To diagnose tumors within your lungs
  • To diagnose lymph nodes or tumors in the mediastinum (area between the lungs) or the hilum (near the top of the lungs)
  • To determine infections or other lung conditions

Why might a doctor recommend an EBUS?

  • To check for tumors or enlarged lymph nodes
  • To diagnose tumors within your lungs
  • To diagnose lymph nodes or tumors in the mediastinum (area between the lungs) or the hilum (near the top of the lungs)
  • To determine infections or other lung conditions

Who uses ENB?

  • Physician-referred and self-referred patients
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Radiology clinics
  • Oncology professionals

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