Improving the Clinical Performance of Endobronchial Ultrasound in Patients with Suspected Lung Cancer

  • Matthew Evison

Student thesis: Doctor of Medicine


ABSTRACT of THESIS submitted by Matthew Evison for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine and entitled ‘Improving the Clinical Performance of Endobronchial Ultrasound in Lung Cancer’, December 2016. The University of Manchester Background: The introduction of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) into routine clinical practice has caused a paradigm shift in lung cancer diagnosis and staging. However, despite a rapid expansion of EBUS services, there remain unanswered questions that if addressed have the potential to improve clinical performance and patient care. Aim: To improve the clinical performance of EBUS in patients with suspected lung cancer. Objectives • To explore the safety and performance of EBUS in elderly patients. • To determine the optimal management of patients after a negative staging EBUS. • To optimise the performance of staging EBUS across a cancer network. • To improve radial EBUS performance when used to sample peripheral lung lesions. Materials and methods: Data was prospectively collected for all EBUS procedures. Safety and performance outcomes were analysed by age group (
Date of Award31 Dec 2017
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorAshley Woodcock (Supervisor), Richard Booton (Supervisor) & Philip Crosbie (Supervisor)

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