Navigational bronchoscopy: Overview of technology and practical considerations - New current procedural terminology codes effective 2010

Eric Edell, Diane Krier-Morrow

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Abstract

Navigational bronchoscopy provides a three-dimensional virtual "roadmap" that enables a physician to maneuver through multiple branches of the bronchial tree to reach targeted lesions in distal regions of the lung. It is designed to be used with a standard bronchoscope to facilitate obtaining tissue samples and for placing radiosurgical or dye markers. This article overviews this technology and the Current Procedural Terminology codes that have been created for its use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-454
Number of pages5
JournalChest
Volume137
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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