The benefits of a bronchoscopy procedure include the opportunity for physicians to detect bleeding or inflammation that may not show up on an X-ray and the potential to remove tissue samples for further testing, accordin... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A bronchoscopy is a procedure in which a doctor uses a slender tube with a tiny camera to observe the patient's airways, and it generally takes about 30 minutes, according to the National Institutes of Health. However, p... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Most insurance plans cover bronchoscopies. While every health insurance plan has coverage exemptions, a bronchoscopy is a medically useful, minimally invasive procedure that requires a doctor's referral. In most cases, l... More » Business & Finance Insurance Health Insurance

Diagnosing lung infections may require testing such as blood tests, bronchoscopy, lung biopsy or a CT scan, according to WebMD. Blood cultures may determine the presence of bacteria that causes pneumonia or influenza. Ad... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A loop electrosurgical excision procedure is a surgical procedure in which an electrified wire loop is utilized to remove abnormal tissue from the cervix, according to WebMD. The surgery is typically performed on women w... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A spot on the lungs seen in an X-ray is a nodule, which is a small, solid, oval or round tissue overgrowth with normal lung tissue surrounding it, states WebMD. It can also be a benign lung tumor, an abnormal, noncancero... More »

There are two ways to test bone density; the most accurate and most commonly used method is a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan, states MedlinePlus. Central DEXA is a low-dose X-ray machine which requires a patient t... More »