Carle Interventional Radiologists can perform a variety of minimally invasive lung procedures with image guidance. Most of these procedures can be performed through a small incision and are done with local anesthesia and moderate sedation as an outpatient. Some lung treatments require an overnight stay in the hospital or are performed on an inpatient basis.
Treatments include thoracentesis, pleurodesis, indwelling pleural catheter, lung or chest biopsy, tumor ablation, and bronchial artery embolization.
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.