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As a pioneer and a leader in the use of ultrasound technology, UC San Diego Medical Center is proud to offer our patients minimally invasive biopsy options. In the Interventional Pulmonology Unit, an ultrasound is used as an adjunct to many procedures, including thoracentesis, paracentesis, lung biopsy, pleural biopsy, and lymph node aspiration. It enchances the physicians ability to safely sample lung lesions and neck or body lymph nodes with high accuracy.
This tool can be used to determine if infection, cancer, or other inflammatory processes are present. An ultrasound is used by our physicians after examining PET and body or chest CAT scans to determine when an ultrasound guided procedure is needed to diagnose lung disease or lymph node pathology.
At UC San Diego Medical Center’s Interventional Pulmonology Unit, the following interventional pulmonologists specialize in ultrasound guided biopsy procedures:
All referrals will still have the option of continuing their treatment with their primary care physicians after the ultrasound guided biopsy procedure.
For an appointment, for more information, or to find out how to refer a patient, please contact the Interventional Pulmonology Unit, 619-543-5840.
Interventional PulmonologyUC San Diego Medical Center, 3rd Floor, South Wing200 West Arbor DriveSan Diego, CA 619-543-5840
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