Laboratories

INTERVENTIONAL PULMONOLOGY UNIT. Our bronchoscopy laboratory is among the best equipped in Greece. The equipment includes modern digital bronchoscopes (single and double lumen, ceramic tip), Electrocautery, Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC) and Cryotherapy. There is considerable experience on the use of endobronchial ultrasound – both radial and linear probes. All procedures can be recorded on DVD and into a digital database for future comparison and study. To improve patient and staff safety, negative pressure and special filters (HEPA) are applied.

PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST LABORATORY Our pulmonary function test laboratory is adequately equipped. It includes a modern spirometer, body plethysmograph and single breath diffusion capacity measurement units.

Flow volume curves, diffusion capacity, lung volumes, static mouth pressures and plythesmography measurements are established practice.

CHEST ULTRASOUND. A modern portable ultrasound machine is in our disposition to study and puncture pleural effusions and peripheral chest lesions on the bedside.

MEDICAL THORACOSCOPY under conscious sedation is performed in selected patients in our laboratory.

RIGID BRONCHOSCOPY is performed in the operating room in cooperation with the Thoracic Surgery Department to treat emergency cases of obstruction, haemorrhage and stent placement.