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Respiratory System

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Diseases: Asthma | Broncheal Diseases | Lung Diseases | Mediastinal Diseases | Pleural Diseases | Respiratory Infections

Other Topics: General Respiratory System | Anatomy | Diagnostic Procedures | Lung Surgery | Lung Transplantation | Respiration Disorders | Respiratory Disease Management


Respiratory System Diagnostic Procedures

(Jump to: Overview | Biopsy | Endoscopy | Function Tests | Imaging | Thoracentesis | Other Procedures )

Overviews
Diagnosis of Lung and Airway Disorders:Merck Manual, Home Edition


Biopsy
Needle Biopsy of Lung Nodules:Radiological Society of North America


Endoscopy
Bronchoscopy:NHLBI
Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy:ATS
Flexible Bronchoscopy:ACCP [PDF]


Function Tests
Spirometry and Lung Function Tests:NHLBI


Imaging
Pulmonary Angiography: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Chest CT Scan:NHLBI
Chest MRI:NHLBI
Chest X-Ray:Radiological Society of North America
Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scan (VQ Scan):NHLBI


Thoracentesis (Pleural Fluid Analysis)
Thoracentesis:NHLBI


Other Procedures
Arterial Catheterization:ATS
Blood Gases:Lab Tests Online
Oxygen Saturation Test:Harvard Medical Center


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