Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Arterial Blood Gas
    A blood test taken from the artery of the arm that is used to evaluate your lung's ability to provide blood with oxygen and remove carbon dioxide.

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
    Delivers radiofrequency energy (or heat) to the airway walls in the lungs to reduce excess airway smooth muscle and limit the muscle's ability to constrict the airways – and help you breathe better.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Peak Flow Measurement
    Our physicians use a variety of procedures to determine the severity of asthma including peak flow measurement, which involves using a peak flow meter.

  • Pulmonary Function Tests
    By assessing lung volumes, capacities, rates of flow and gas exchange, PFTs provide information that, when evaluated by your physician, can help diagnosis certain lung disorders.

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver.