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Chest

Lung biopsy

Using CT guidance, a small needle is placed into the patient’s lung lesion so a sample can be obtained and sent to the pathology department for diagnosis. The patient is discharged two hours after the procedure after safe confirmation that patient does not have a pneumothorax.

Microwave ablation

Using CT guidance, a small needle is placed into the patient’s lung lesion so a sample can be obtained and sent to the pathology department for diagnosis. The patient is discharged two hours after the procedure and safe confirmation that patient does not have a pneumothorax.

Pre-surgery needle localization

Using CT guidance, a small wire is placed within the lung or chest lesion. This helps the surgeon for guidance and minimizes the risks of the operation.

Pulmonary arterial angiogram

Patients with abnormal pulmonary arteries, such as fistula or arterial venous malformations, are at risk for stroke as well as long-term heart failure. Using a small catheter placed into the leg vein, a plug or coil is advanced and used to block off the abnormal vessel. The patient is discharged from the hospital 24 hours after the procedure with a small bandage on the leg.

Bronchial artery embolization

Patients presenting with hemoptysis (coughing up blood) can be treated by stopping flow to the affected bronchial artery. A catheter is placed in the femoral artery. The bronchial artery is selected and small particles are injected into the affected artery. The blood flow is stopped to the abnormal mass or infection. As a result, the symptoms of hemoptysis/coughing up blood improve.