The Pulmonologist's Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Lung Cancer

Jonathan Puchalski, David Feller-Kopman

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Abstract

Diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for lung cancer have improved with advancing technology and the acquisition of the necessary skills by bronchoscopists to fully use these advanced techniques. The diagnostic yield for lung cancer has significantly increased with the advent of technologies such as endobronchial ultrasound, navigational systems, and improved imaging modalities. Similarly, the therapeutic benefit of bronchoscopy in advanced lung cancer has begun to be understood for its impact on quality and quantity of life. This article highlights the pulmonologists' diagnostic advances and therapeutic options, with an emphasis on outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-771
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Airway stents
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Electromagnetic navigation
  • Endobronchial ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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