Radial endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound images to help physicians diagnose and stage lung cancer, detect infections, and identify inflammatory diseases that affect the lungs.
EBUS allows physicians to perform a technique known as transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) to obtain tissue or fluid samples from the lungs and surrounding lymph nodes without conventional surgery. The samples can be used for diagnosing and staging lung cancer, detecting infections, and identifying inflammatory diseases that affect the lungs, such as sarcoidosis or cancers like lymphoma.
Radial Endobronchial Ultrasound (REBUS) is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat conditions of the lungs and airways.
In some cases, it may also be more accurate than traditional surgery in diagnosing lung cancer. EBUS is commonly used to diagnose and stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common type of lung cancer.
There are no specific preparations needed for radial endobronchial ultrasound. However, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or have any other medical conditions.
There are no specific post-procedure instructions for radial endobronchial ultrasound. You should follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Most people feel fine after the procedure and can go home soon afterward.
There are minimal risks associated with radial endobronchial ultrasound. Some common risks include pain, bleeding, infection, and pneumothorax (air trapped in the space between the lung and chest wall). Your doctor will discuss the risks and complications associated with the procedure with you before your surgery.