Medical Imaging

Angiography > Exams & Procedures > Lung Biopsy

Tissue specimens are obtained for diagnosis of lung disease/lesions. X-ray machinery is used to visualize the lesion. Local anaesthetic is injected to numb the area and the specimens are obtained with a hollow needle through the skin. A chest X-ray will be done immediately after the test and again after three hours. You will be on bed rest until after your last chest X-ray. If the X-ray is normal, you will be sent home.

The procedure takes about 1/2 hour.

You may have a light breakfast that day. If you are on blood thinners, let us know in advance. Blood work may need to be taken and the medication may need to be stopped prior to the test.