Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is a test to view the airways and diagnose lung disease. It may also be used during the treatment of some lung conditions. Instrument Used We use a latest Bronchovideoscope by OLYMPUS- BF 1TQ 170. Key Features Excellent image quality High-resolution image quality. NBI (Narrow Band Imaging) NBI is an optical image enhancement technology that improves the visualization of vessels on the mucosal surface. Wider EndoTherapy device capability The large 2.8 mm instrument channel...
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Sleep Study

Nocturnal, laboratory-based polysomnography (PSG) is the most commonly used test in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). It is often considered the criterion standard for diagnosing OSAS, determining the severity of the disease, and evaluating various other sleep disorders that can exist with or without OSAS. PSG consists of a simultaneous recording of multiple physiologic parameters related to sleep and wakefulness. PSG can directly monitor and quantify the number of res...
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Spirometry

Who should have a spirometry? If you answer yes to any of the following question you should ask your doctor about having a spirometry test. Do you (now) or have you ever smoked? Are you short of breath, more often than other people? Do you have a cough that does not go away? For example: daily coughing or the ‘morning’ cough? If you cough, do you cough up mucus? Do people around you smoke? Do you work around chemicals and dust? Does bronchitis or emphysema run in your family? Do you w...
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Thoracoscopy

What is LAVAT? Medical thoracoscopy, or local anaesthetic video assisted thoracoscopy (LAVAT) is a day procedure, performed in the hospital, to allow further assessment of pleural fluid collections and pleural diseases. Why LAVAT? LAVAT has similar indications to Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), however, it is less invasive, with fewer incisions and less requirement for anaesthetic. It allows : visualisation of the pleural lining, safe drainage of large volumes of pleural f...
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