Diagnosis

If you have had an X-ray or CT scan that indicates a spot on your lung — or if you have symptoms that require further investigation — our advanced imaging technology at Premier Health helps us diagnose or rule out lung cancer.

These technologies offer precise navigation and ability to access difficult-to-reach areas:

  • CT scan (CT) guided biopsy: CT helps to guide and insert a hollow needle through the skin to draw out tissue or fluid from the lung for testing. A biopsy can help us rule out lung cancer or determine the type and stage of cancer.
  • Bronchoscopy: Your doctor inserts a flexible tube into your lung to look at the passageways in your lungs and evaluate whether you have lung cancer. Your doctor can also take a small tissue sample (biopsy) for further study.
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS): Ultrasound guidance allows for a better examination of the lymph nodes and other structures in the center of the chest.
  • Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) or superDimensionTM Navigation System ENB: This diagnostic procedure is used to reach tumors that cannot be reached with a routine bronchoscopy, such as tumors located on the outside edges of the lungs where smaller bronchi are not wide enough to allow passage of a normal bronchoscope. It is used to obtain biopsies as an alternative to CT-guided biopsy.

Contact Us

Our cancer team is here for you. Our cancer specialists have access to nationally recognized cancer care protocols and best practices, since Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our patients benefit from advanced local care backed by the world-renowned expertise of the nation’s leading cancer center. 

Call the Premier Health cancer hotline at (844) 316-HOPE(844) 316-4673 (4673), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to connect with a Premier Health cancer navigator.