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Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

Inpatient and Lung Endoscopy Centre (ILEC)
Block 6 Level 2
Tel: (65) 6321 3990  
GP Referral Hotline: (65) 6326 536


The unit is the busiest in this country with over 1,000 elective procedures performed annually. It is one of the few centres in the region providing a comprehensive spectrum of bronchoscopic services.

Our procedures are mainly performed in the Inpatient and Lung Endoscopy Centre (ILEC) on an outpatient basis. It houses the only endoscopy suite entirely reserved for bronschoscopic procedures in Singapore. Our bronchoscopy suite is maintained at negative pressure to the surroundings with 12 air exchanges per hour, which makes it a legitimate airborne infection isolation room.


Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to examine the airways using a bronchoscope (a thin flexible tube with a video camera attached to its end). Click on the video link below to learn more.


Diagnostic services include flexible bronchoscopy, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial biopsy, transbronchial lung biopsy under fluoroscopy (including cryobiopsy), electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, and endobronchial ultrasound. 

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

EBUS comprises convex probe EBUS and radial probe EBUS. 

  • The convex probe enables real-time visualization of mediastinal lymph nodes and sampling i.e., EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for lung cancer diagnosis and staging.

  • The radial probe allows more precise localization and biopsy of small peripheral lung lesions. It is an important modality in the early diagnosis of peripheral lung cancer.

  • Both services are available in the department and we have a team of bronchoscopists who are proficient in these procedures.

Navigation Bronchoscopy

Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) is a GPS-like technology that helps bronchoscopists plan the route through the airways to the target of concern. Combined with complementary modalities, ENB allows bronchoscopists to perform transbronchial lung biopsy with greater accuracy.



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