What is Endobronchial Ultrasound?
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) with transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is a minimally invasive way to evaluate mediastinal lymphadenopathy and perform lymph node staging for lung cancer.
Why Perform EBUS?
- Rapid access
- Outpatient procedure
- Performed under conscious sedation
- Quick results
- In many patients, EBUS can eliminate the need for surgical mediastinoscopy
Who Performs EBUS?
The Heart Lung Vascular Institute at UT Medical Center provides a rapid-access clinic for all EBUS referrals. Interventional Pulmonologists are available to follow the patient as needed, or can return the follow up care entirely to the referring physician.