CT Virtual Bronchoscopy

To detect:
Large airway obstruction or stenosis Airway foreign body.
Can be done prior to bronchoscopy to guide bronchoscopy and biopsy.

Patients who have airway or lung lesions.
You will need to remove any metal objects from your body, such as jewelry, hair clips… etc.

During the scan, you’ll usually lie on your back on a flat bed that passes into the CT scanner.
The scanner consists of a ring that rotates around a small section of your body as you pass through it, in this case; your chest.
Unlike an MRI scan, the scanner doesn’t surround your whole body at once, so you shouldn’t feel claustrophobic.
The radiographer will operate the scanner from the next room. While the scan is taking place, you’ll be able to hear and speak to them through an intercom.
You’ll need to lie very still and you may be asked to breathe in, breathe out, or hold your breath at certain points; you will need to comply with these instructions to ensure that the scan images aren’t blurred.

It can be done in any of our branches

Hazards of radiation include:

  • Damage to bone marrow.
  • Increased risk of radiation induced cancer.
  • Increased risk of fetal malformation in pregnant ladies.