bronchography


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bronchography

 [brong-kog´rah-fe]
radiography of the lungs after instillation of an opaque medium in the bronchi.

bron·chog·ra·phy

(brong-kog'ră-fē),
Radiographic examination of the tracheobronchial tree following introduction of a radiopaque material, usually an iodinated compound in a viscous suspension; rarely performed today, having been superseded by high resolution computed tomography.
[broncho- + G. graphē, a drawing]

bron·chog·ra·phy

(brong-kog'ră-fē)
Radiographic visualization of the bronchi using a contrast agent.
[broncho- + G. graphē, a drawing]

bronchography

An X-ray examination in which the branches of the bronchi are made conspicuous by lining them with an inhaled or injected material opaque to X-rays. Bronchography is especially useful in the diagnosis of BRONCHIECTASIS, but is giving way to fibreoptic BRONCHOSCOPY and less invasive methods such as refined CT or MRI scanning.
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Other techniques used for the diagnosis of BPF include bronchography, the instillation of methylene blue dye through the stump and its detection in the chest tube, small metallic probes introduced through the working channel of the bronchoscope, and changes in gas concentration in the pneumonectomy cavity after inhaling different concentrations of oxygen and [N.sub.2]O.
We present a case of a symptomatic 5-month-old baby who had a type II right-sided tracheal bronchus on bronchography and CT.
(9) Contrast bronchography may also be used to assess the length of tracheal involvement if there is coexisting tracheal stenosis.