ALPENA — Sufferers in northern Michigan with an irregular chest X-ray now have entry to new diagnostic know-how. MidMichigan Medical Middle-Alpena now affords endobronchial ultrasounds (EBUS), a vital instrument used to carry out diagnostic bronchoscopies.
An EBUS bronchoscopy is a minimally invasive process used to analysis several types of lung issues together with irritation, infections or most cancers. The know-how makes use of a digicam hooked up to an ultrasound machine to present a 360-degree view of the airways and blood vessels within the lungs so suppliers can carry out a needle biopsy.
“EBUS offers us a extra correct image of construction within the lungs and chest so we will get hold of the mandatory samples for analysis,” mentioned Daniel Maxwell, D.O., pulmonologist. “This state-of-the-art tools gives us the best accuracy and alternative for analysis.”
Due to the extent of element afforded by this system, lung most cancers tumors may be detected, identified, and staged precisely and rapidly to assist in figuring out therapy choices. The process is comparatively painless so solely a small quantity of sedation and anesthesia is used, and sufferers sometimes return house the identical day.
“The funding on this know-how is one other manner the Medical Middle is constant to deal with sufferers near house,” Maxwell added.
For extra info, go to www.midmichigan.org/lung.
MidMichigan Well being, a nonprofit well being system headquartered in Midland, has Medical Facilities in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Mt. Nice and West Department.