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St Andrew’s Acquires Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Bronchoscope


St Andrew’s Acquires Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Bronchoscope

Jun 24, 2014

Dr Richard Nankervis, Respiratory Physician, has welcomed St Andrew’s new Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Bronchoscope. EBUS is a fairly new procedure used in the diagnosis of cancer, infections and diseases of the chest. The technique uses a specifically designed bronchoscope to access deep tissues safely, that would have otherwise required an invasive surgical approach. This bronchoscope is the first of its kind in Ipswich; it’s only one of 2 located in Brisbane.

Dr Richard Nankervis commented that EBUS is a day procedure eliminating the need for inpatient stays; it is a safe and minimally invasive technique used to diagnose and stage tumours earlier which results in a better chance of cure. Previously, patients needing EBUS were required to travel to Brisbane to access this procedure; they can now be consulted and receive this procedure locally.