At UPMC Jameson, we provide a number of pulmonary tests to diagnose and treat lung or breathing problems.
To learn more about pulmonary services at UPMC Jameson, call 724-656-4134.
At UPMC Jameson, we offer tests to diagnose respiratory problems and ways to treat them.
UPMC Jameson trains students from Youngstown State University on pulmonary function tests and sleep studies.
ABGs test blood oxygen levels and measure how well the lungs and heart perform gas exchange.
EEGs record the electrical activity of the brain. It's useful for ruling out seizures, tumors, headaches, and strokes.
EMG/NCS can help diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves, and nerve and muscle damage.
We schedule both inpatient and outpatient EMG/NCS.
EP tests of the nervous system include:
MSL (multi-sleep latency) testing is a “nap” test to rule out narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a disorder marked by excessive daytime sleepiness or sudden attacks of sleep.
We offer MSL testing Sunday through Friday after an overnight sleep study.
MCT helps diagnose hyperactive airway disease in people who have a chronic cough and shortness of breath with normal breathing tests. It can also help diagnose asthma.
Treatments may include:
PFT diagnose obstructive and restrictive lung disease, abnormal gas exchange, and lung volume issues.
This painless test measures oxygen levels in the blood.
EBUS is a test that uses ultrasound and a bronchoscope to view the airway wall and structures next to it.
This low-risk test gives doctors EBUS highly valued data for diagnosing and treating lung problems. It may replace more invasive methods for staging lung cancer or testing future lesions.
EBUS also lets doctors:
Your doctor might want you to have EBUS if you have any of the following symptoms:
Other reasons doctors may use EBUS are to:
EBUS-TBNA uses ultrasound and a bronchoscope expressly designed for lung biopsies and staging to take samples of the lymph nodes and nodules.
The scope’s design lets doctors see the lymph nodes and surrounding vessels in real-time.
Compared to classic “blind” TBNA, the EBUS-TBNA system:
Your doctor may order EBUS-TBNA to help diagnose:
Specialty trained interventional pulmonologists at UPMC Jameson perform EBUS testing. To learn more, call 724-656-2249.
The Shape-HF CPX System is an innovative stress test to assess and treat heart failure and lung disease.
The Shape System has a special mouthpiece that you blow into.
The system tests the gas, and a computer with Shape software organizes the data. This gives your doctor an instant and clear picture of the condition of your heart.
The test is low impact and low intensity, and it's easy on patients. Even people with high-risk or sensitive conditions can complete the test with little or no trouble.
Before the Shape-HF CPX System, people with possible congestive heart failure and other sensitive heart problems took a stress test. The test required physical activity to raise their heart rate by more than 15 beats per second.
Because the physical stress test is hard for some people, doctors often need to order more tests to prescribe the correct treatment.
The Shape-HF CPX System: