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Which procedure does a lung perfusion scan involve?

Which procedure does a lung perfusion scan involve?

Inject radioactive: A perfusion lung scan is done by injectecting a low-dose radioactive tracer into a vein and taking images showing where blood flow is going in the lungs. It is used to diagnose pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lungs). The test is safe and generally free of any side effects. It is used less often now than ct angiogram, but is safer and involves less radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Go to the ER for x-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

A biopsy: A biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of tissue that is then examined by a pathologist to come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images that show the nodule
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Research whether it's best to follow the nodule or to biopsy it
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Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Computerized locati: The suspicious density, seen in x-ray but can not be felt , this area is located in two or more planes, marked, computer guided needle enters, at the marked site and takes biopsy, radio opaque, marker is placed for future reference, that biopsy was taken from correct location , then simple small dressing will be applied. ...Read more

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Diagnostic assessment before fontan operation in patients with bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis: are noninvasive methods sufficient?

Diagnostic assessment before fontan operation in patients with bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis: are noninvasive methods sufficient?

Not traditionally: I don't believe so. There may be some programs that will experiment with noninvasive pre-fontan imaging, but i believe that this is risky. The pressures are obtainable only by catheterization and this data may change the operation (e.g., whether or not to fenestrate the fontan to allow a pop-off of blue blood to increase the cardiac output.) catheterization also allows presurgical interventions. ...Read more

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What is the patient criteria for minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

What is the patient criteria for minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

Anatomy: It would largely depend on the coronary anatomy and location of the target vessel/s and the surgeon -- not the patient criteria. ...Read more

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Bronchonoscopy lavage for diagnoses of lung cancer?

Bronchonoscopy lavage for diagnoses of lung cancer?

Test: This is like the pap smear that check women for cancer of the cervix in that the pathologists looks for malignant cells in the washings obtained from the procedure. A negative result does not rule out malignancy however. ...Read more

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What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

Excellent question!: Screening means checking for something when you don't have any symptoms (e.g., screening mammograms). Diagnostic procedures are done in order to figure out what is causing some problem (e.g., mammograms to see what is causing a breast lump). A list of needed screenings by age can be found in an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read more

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Is bone marrow biopsy done without anesthesia?

Is bone marrow biopsy done without anesthesia?

Just for children: Young children will generally be put to sleep. The rest will at least get local anesthesia which is like novacaine over the hip. ...Read more

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When is an interventional cardiac catheterization procedure needed?

When is an interventional cardiac catheterization procedure needed?

Different settings: There are different settings for this. The most appropriate is when a patient comes to the hospital with a heart attack in progress, under those circumstances, angioplasty (opening the occluded artery) saves lives. Cardiac catheterization is also indicated in patients with chest pain or shortness of breath with a positive stress test or high risk. Your doctor should decide. ...Read more

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When was minimally invasive heart surgery performed first?

When was minimally invasive heart surgery performed first?

1998: In may 1998, dr. Friedrich-wilhelm mohr using the da vinci surgical system performed the first robotically assisted heart bypass at the leipzig heart centre in germany. ...Read more

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Thoracocentesis and CT needle biopsy the same thing?

Thoracocentesis and CT needle biopsy the same thing?

See answer: Thoracocentesis is the procedure where a needle is used to “draw off / sample” fluid from the chest pleural space – for either diagnostic (fluid sent for cytology, culture, etc.) or therapeutic purposes (too much fluid causing compression). Ct biopsy is the procedure where a needle actually biopsies a specific organ to evaluate the target tissue. ...Read more

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Ct scan.Minimal air trappin at lung bases.mild pectus enteric assessment.Bladder wall thickening.L.ovarian functional cyct 3.4 .plz Explaination drs.

Ct scan.Minimal air trappin at lung bases.mild pectus enteric assessment.Bladder wall thickening.L.ovarian functional cyct 3.4 .plz Explaination drs.

Nothing acute : Air trapping indicates something like asthma or COPD. Pectus implies a curve in sternum or breast bone. Bladder wall thickness may be due to partially distended. Small ovarian cyst normal for women your age. Enteric assessment evaluate stomach. Should talk to your doctor ...Read more

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What is the general procedure for a lung biopsy?

What is the general procedure for a lung biopsy?

Several types: • Several approaches are used for lung bx to obtain enough tissue for histologic exam. The simplest is the Needle biopsy. With local anesthesia a needle is guided through the chest wall into a suspicious area CT or CAT scan or fluoroscopy. A transbronchial biopsy is performed through a fiberoptic bronchoscope and a Thoracoscopic biopsy is used with general anesthesia and also allows bx. ...Read more

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How many cardiac cta (computed tomography angiogram) procedures are performed annually in small hospitals?

Thousands: Coronary cta mostly performed in cardiology offices. Many performed in hospitals also. Hundreds of thousands of these scans done each year. I read many of these tests a year. Very good technology. ...Read more

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How is a CT Cisternogram done? I'm having done with a full spine CT Myelogram

How is a CT Cisternogram done? I'm having done with a full spine CT Myelogram

It is a CT myelogram: except that you are tilted feet up/head down so that gravity allows the contrast to get into the brain cisterns from the spinal thecal sac. The injection is the same. So, it is a CT myelogram with the addition of an extra manuever and an extra scan. ...Read more

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Regarding open lung biopsy with a camera -how dangerous is this procedure?

Regarding open lung biopsy with a camera -how dangerous is this procedure?

Risks exist: While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/pn73i. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more

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Which procedure does a lung perfusion scan involve?

Inject radioactive: A perfusion lung scan is done by injectecting a low-dose radioactive tracer into a vein and taking images showing where blood flow is going in the lungs. It is used to diagnose pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lungs). The test is safe and generally free of any side effects. It is used less often now than ct angiogram, but is safer and involves less radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Can vats procedure be done to remove a half inch nodule in right lung?

Potentially: Depends on the anatomic position. If not involving the airway or "wind pipe" then can be removed by either a wedge, segmentectomy or lobectomy, if indicated, via vats. ...Read more

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A family member has a nodule about l/2" inside right lung. Can vats procedure be used to remove this?

A family member has a nodule about l/2" inside right lung.  Can vats procedure be used to remove this?

Potentially: Depending on location, quite possibly. Vats and robotic techniques can be used for numerous thoracic surgical procedures and varying types of lung resections. ...Read more

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Back in March my right lung collapsed, recently I have been feeling pressure in my chest. I am not sure if it's from my procedure or something new?

Back in March my right lung collapsed, recently I have been feeling pressure in my chest. I am not sure if it's from my procedure or something new?

Collapsed lung: If you had a collapsed lung because of a ruptured bleb it may be that you are developing another bleb. Therefore, it is important for you to return to your doctor to find out what the problem is ...Read more

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Bad fall resulted in a punctured lung, what is the proper procedure for this?

Bad fall resulted in a punctured lung, what is the proper procedure for this?

Evaluation: Serious fall with pulmonary contusion and/or injury needs proper trauma evaluation. Depending on the findings, the individual may require a chest tube. The key to pulmonary injury care/treatment is pulmonary hygiene and appropriate analgesia with procedural interventions as needed to facilitate max lung re-expansion. ...Read more

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What is the normal procedure in a lung biopsy?

What is the normal procedure in a lung biopsy?

Procedure specific: There are 3 different ways to do a lung biopsy. Ct guided uses a needle inserted thru the chest while taking ct scan images. Bronchoscopic involves running a flexible tube into the windpipe. Surgical biopsy involves cuts in the chest, either using a rigid tube (vats), or larger incision for an open biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the general procedure for a lung biopsy?

Several types: • Several approaches are used for lung bx to obtain enough tissue for histologic exam. The simplest is the Needle biopsy. With local anesthesia a needle is guided through the chest wall into a suspicious area CT or CAT scan or fluoroscopy. A transbronchial biopsy is performed through a fiberoptic bronchoscope and a Thoracoscopic biopsy is used with general anesthesia and also allows bx. ...Read more

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My mom has fluid around her lungs and dr's did a tap and draw and they want to do a procedure called scarring. Would you recommend?

My mom has fluid around her lungs and dr's did a tap and draw and they want to do a procedure called scarring.
Would you recommend?

The term Sclerosing: This causes inflammation and fibrosis or in other words scarring. The hope being it would keep the space where the fluid fills up in from existing and no long be able to accumulate fluid there. ...Read more

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Regarding open lung biopsy with a camera -how dangerous is this procedure?

Risks exist: While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/pn73i. ...Read more

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Is it bad to sneeze after you gone through 3 lung collapses and and a thoracotomy procedure almost two weeks ago? It hurts when i sneeze

Is it bad to sneeze after you gone through 3 lung collapses and and a thoracotomy procedure almost two weeks ago? It hurts when i sneeze

M.D. visit: Most likely the pain that you are experiencing is related to muscular strain from the procedure. If you are experiencing shortness of breath and/or the pain continues, please see your physician. Prmg/pediatric respiratory can review records for ?S at 858 259 9689. ...Read more

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I smoke regularly i need to clean my lungs, is there a procedure and how much does it cost?

I smoke regularly i need to clean my lungs, is there a procedure and how much does it cost?

Not really.: There is no 'procedure' to clean your lungs. The very best thing that you can do for your lungs is to stop smoking. This will also save you money as smoking is expensive! if you have concerns about 'cleaning' your lungs and about smoking cessation, go to a local clinic and discuss your concerns with a provider / doc. Medications, hypnosis, and behavior modification may help. Be well! ...Read more

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Yesterday I had colonoscopy with anesthesia (passed out for the whole procedure) and today my lungs hurt. Why, what's the connection?

Yesterday I had colonoscopy with anesthesia  (passed out for the whole procedure) and today my lungs hurt. Why, what's the connection?

R/O COMPLICATION: Often times Propofol is used for anesthesia it is very potent. Rarely when you are recovery from anesthesia, fluid may get into the lungs. This is referred as aspiration. I recommend following up with your GI doctor. If symptoms worsen acutely or fever develops, get immediate evaluation and X-ray to rule out aspiration Pneumonia. ...Read more

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What should I expect as far as procedure and pain with my upcoming amniocentesis? How accurate are the results for lung function test?

What should I expect as far as procedure and pain with my upcoming amniocentesis? How accurate are the results for lung function test?

Not too bad: An ultrasound will ensure a healthy infant & find a good pocket of fluid. Your doc will inform you of the rare risks & obtain consent. Then after a prep, a long thin needle will be placed through the abdomen into the fluid which is removed with a syringe. This part is not too painful. Us ensures a safe procedure & the fluid is sent for tests. Lung maturity tests are accurate to ensure delivery. ...Read more

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What is a CT guided nfac[whats involed in procedure] pls, where nodule is seen in lung?

FNA: The ct is used to guide where a fine needle is inserted from the chest wall to where the nodule is. The ct is used in pulses to locate it not continuous the whole time to avoid too much radiation exposure. Once the needle is deemed in the nodule, aspiration is done to gets cells for study to diagnose cancer, infection, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a procedure that can remove the fluid around my lungs without requiring general anesthesia?

Is there a procedure that can remove the fluid around my lungs without requiring general anesthesia?

Yes: Thoracentesis, as it is known, involves placing a needle into "pleural space" under local anesthesia and with drawing fluid by a syringe or allowing passive drainage. Certain 'rapidly accumulating" effusions may require hospitalization and placement of a chest tube. ...Read more

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Is lung transplant really worthwhile for cystic fibrosis? I've heard that less than 1% benefit from the procedure?

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Is lung transplant really worthwhile for cystic fibrosis? I've heard that less than 1% benefit from the procedure?

Yes it is: Lung transplant for end-stage CF lung disease is worthwhile, the results and survival rates are encouraging, but please ask experts in CF accredited centers who can better inform you about patient selection criteria, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Is there a procedure which can assess the extent of damage done to the lungs by smoking, with a history of smoking for 2 years?

Is there a procedure which can assess the extent of damage done to the lungs by smoking, with a history of smoking for 2 years?

Yes: Two years of smoking will do very little measurable damage to the lung in most individuals, but lung function tests can detect tobacco induced damage if it is present. More importantly if you quit now, you can avoid a lifelong accumulation df damage that can lead to lung cancer and or emphysema. ...Read more