Why use an Endobronchial Ultrasound (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

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