Virtual bronchoscopy for directing transbronchial needle aspiration of hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes: a pilot study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: We conducted a preliminary investigation of virtual bronchoscopy as a guide for transbronchial needle aspiration of hilar or mediastinal lymph nodes to assess the usefulness of this technique. CONCLUSION: Virtual bronchoscopic images derived from routine helical CT scans were useful for directing transbronchial needle aspiration in a clinical setting. In addition, virtual bronchoscopy may have been responsible for improving the yield of transbronchial needle aspirations done by our bronchoscopists when 22-gauge needles were used.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McAdams, HP; Goodman, PC; Kussin, P

Published Date

  • May 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 170 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1361 - 1364

PubMed ID

  • 9574616

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.170.5.9574616


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States