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Pulmonary Tests and Procedures

  • Chest X-ray
    A chest X-ray is used to examine the chest and the lungs and other organs and structures located in the chest.
  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Chest
    CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the organs of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and esophagus, for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.
  • Lobectomy
    A lobectomy is a surgical procedure that removes one of the lobes of the lungs.
  • Lung Scan
    A lung scan is a procedure that uses nuclear radiology to assess the function and structure of the lungs. It is most often performed when problems with the lungs and respiratory tract are suspected.
  • Lung Transplantation Procedure
    In a lung transplant, one or both diseased lungs are removed and replaced with a healthy lung from another person.
  • Oximetry
    Oximetry is a procedure used to measure the oxygen level—or oxygen saturation—in the blood.
  • Peak Flow Measurement
    Peak flow measurement is a procedure that records the amount of air flowing out of your lungs. Peak flow can be measured with either a spirometer or a peak flow meter.
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
    Pulmonary function tests measure how well your lungs are functioning and are used to help diagnose certain lung disorders.
  • Spirometers
    A spirometer is a device that assesses your lung function. It measures the amount and speed of air expelled from your lungs.
  • What Is Bronchodilator Reversibility Testing?
    This test may be done to help your health care provider give you a more accurate prognosis or craft your treatment plan.