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Navigational Bronchoscopy: Overview of Technology and Practical Considerations—New Current Procedural Terminology Codes Effective 2010

Eric Edell, MD, FCCP; Diane Krier-Morrow, MBA, MPH, CCS-P
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From the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Dr Edell), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; and Diane Krier-Morrow and Associates, Inc. (Ms Krier-Morrow), Evanston, IL.

Correspondence to: Eric S. Edell, MD, FCCP, Mayo Clinic, 20 First Street Southwest, Gonda 18S, Rochester, MN 55905; e-mail: edell.eric@mayo.edu


Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/site/misc/reprints.xhtml).


© 2010 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2010;137(2):450-454. doi:10.1378/chest.09-2003
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Navigational bronchoscopy provides a three-dimensional virtual “roadmap” that enables a physician to maneuver through multiple branches of the bronchial tree to reach targeted lesions in distal regions of the lung. It is designed to be used with a standard bronchoscope to facilitate obtaining tissue samples and for placing radiosurgical or dye markers. This article overviews this technology and the Current Procedural Terminology codes that have been created for its use.


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