To determine the stage of lung cancers a minimally invasive tool called Endobronchial Ultrasound Biopsy (EBUS) or endobronchial ultrasound. While the patient is sedated, usually under general anesthesia, a thin, lit and flexible scope fitted with an ultrasound device at its tip is inserted into the mouth, passed down the windpipe and into the chest to identify real-time images.
Endobronchial Ultrasound Biopsy (EBUS) allows physicians to view the airways, lungs and, most importantly, biopsy lymph nodes without the need for surgery – no incisions at all. This sophisticated technology makes a dramatic difference in treatment planning and improves patient outcomes by enabling treating physicians to determine the stage of cancer quickly and accurately.
MemorialCare is proud to provide the highest quality, comprehensive cancer care for adults and children of all ages. Our cancer centers are devoted to improving the lives of residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California and beyond.
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