Diagnosing and Treating Lung Conditions - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Diagnosing and Treating Lung Conditions

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Crozer-Keystone offers the following advanced technologies to detect, diagnose and treat all types of lung conditions.

Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows the doctor to directly visualize the interior passageways of the lower respiratory tract through a bronchoscope (a long, narrow, fiberoptic, lighted tube inserted through the nose or mouth). With the bronchoscope, the doctor can see the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi (large airways to the lungs), and bronchioles (smaller branches of the bronchi).

There are two types of bronchoscopies, characterized by the type of bronchoscope used: flexible or rigid. The type of bronchoscope used will determine the extent to which the bronchioles of the lung are visualized.

CyberKnife Radiosurgery System

Through our association with Philadelphia CyberKnife®, patients diagnosed with cancerous tumors may be offered the CyberKnife radiosurgery system, which targets and destroys small and previously inaccessible tumors. Learn more about CyberKnife Radiosurgery, including how it works, patient benefits, types of cancers treated and more.

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) is a minimally invasive procedure for detecting, identifying and staging lung cancer and other diseases of the chest. An outpatient procedure that generally does not require surgical incisions, EBUS instead uses a bronchoscope with a small ultrasound probe that is inserted through the patient’s mouth. Biopsies can then be taken using a needle that is inserted into the precisely targeted tissue through the airway wall.

EBUS can also be useful in the placement of fiducial markers that are required for CyberKnife radiation therapy treatments.

Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB)

Early detection and treatment of lung cancer are key to significantly decreasing lung cancer deaths. Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy® (ENB) is a minimally-invasive procedure to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for lung lesions detected deep in the lung that cannot be seen or reached using conventional bronchoscopy. Performed in an outpatient surgical suite at Springfield Hospital, the ENB procedure uses the patient's CT scan and GPS-like navigation technology to enable the physician to guide catheters through the patient's natural airways to reach these lesions and remove cells and tissue samples for biopsy.

Lung CT Scan

Crozer-Keystone Health System has developed a Lung Screening Program using low-dose CT scans. The program follows the high risk inclusion criteria as established by the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial.

Lung PET-CT Scan

A PET/CT scan allows physicians to measure the body's abnormal molecular cell activity to detect Cancer, Brain Disorders and Heart Disease. PET scans are simple, painless, and fast, providing real life answers to better diagnose illness, guide treatment options, and give patients ultimate control over their critical and vital healthcare decisions.

Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary function tests are a group of test that measure how well your lungs work. Physicians use the tests to diagnose conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Varian Linear Accelerator

This new “rapid arc” technology, located at the Crozer-Keystone Regional Cancer Center at Brinton Lake, improves the speed and precision of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

This machine assists image-guided radiation therapy and provides multiple forms of imaging, including cone beam CT scans, radiographic, fluoroscopic and ultrasound—all of which help our radiation oncologists locate a tumor with far greater accuracy.

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment with a Crozer-Keystone lung specialist who is right for you, please call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258).

To request an appointment with a lung cancer specialist, please call 1-866-695-HOPE (1-866-695-4673) or fill out and submit our secure, online appointment request form.