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Thoracic tests in London & Investigations


Pulmonary physiology


  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise test
  • Histamine Provocation test
  • Assessment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fitness to fly

For further information and clarification on the above tests visit the Cardiopulmonary Centre website

Skin Tests For Allergic Problems, London


  • Skin tests are performed to assess the likelihood of an allergic problem, whether it is due to food or inhaled allergens.

Radiology Thoracic Tests London


  • CT scan
  • MRI scan
  • Ventilation-Perfusion Studies
  • Percutaneous Lung Biopsies
  • Ultrasound Studies

Bronchoscopy in London, including autofluorescent bronchoscopy


  • We use latest fibreoptic bronchoscopes under conscious intravenous sedation.
  • Autofluorescent bronchoscopy allows examination of the airway for subtle abnormalities that may be due to pre-cancerous changes that are not clearly visible using conventional bronchoscopy.
  • Rigid bronchoscopy, performed as a surgical procedure, is also available to our patients when appropriate.

Endobronchial Ultrasound in London


  • This novel technique allows non-invasive evaluation of the mediastinum and represents a safe alternative to surgical mediastinoscopy for most patients. It is performed under conscious sedation. Using the ultrasound component, it is possible to sample abnormalities in the chest to establish the diagnosis and also to assess response to treatment. We are uniquely placed to provide this new technique that is only available in a small number of centres in the UK and Europe.

Pleural Aspiration and Biopsy


  • Ultrasound guided pleural biopsy, drainage and medical pleurodesis.
  • VATS pleural biopsy and pleurodesis