Although PET scans are more commonly used to detect if lung cancer has spread to the bones, radioactive tracers can be injected into your vein to detect injured areas affected by cancer.
A small scope (bronchoscope) with a light and camera is inserted down your throat to exam your lungs to look for abnormalities.
COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)
A donut-shaped piece of equipment uses low dose radiation, either with or without a contrast fluid to detect abnormalities in the lungs.
ENDOBRONCHIAL ULTRASOUND (EBUS)
A small endoscope is connected to an ultrasound and a needle biopsy of the lymph nodes can be taken with an oral approach through your trachea.
FINE NEEDLE BIOPSY
Fine Needle Biopsy with ultrasound guidance, tissue samples are taken from the suspicious mass or skin thickening through a thin, hollow needle and sent to pathology.