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.

  • 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.

  • Chest Fluoroscopy
    A chest fluoroscopy provides diagnostic information about how your lungs are functioning and to detect abnormalities such as cancer.

  • Chest X-ray
    A chest X-ray may be one of the first procedures your physician will perform to arrive at a diagnosis of a wide variety of conditions.

  • Nuclear Medicine Scan
    Nuclear scans show how the heart and many other organs are functioning, and whether there may be tumors or other abnormalities located in various parts of the body.

  • Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)
    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.

  • Thoracentesis
    If you are suspected of having lung cancer or other lung diseases, we may perform a thoracentesis in which fluid removed from the sac surrounding the lungs is examined for cancer cells.