This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.
EBUS or endobronchial ultrasound is a modern form of bronchoscopy using a special combined EBUS and video bronchoscope which is a long flexible tube, about the width of a pencil with a miniature ultrasound scanner and camera at the tip. This allows the doctors to see both the breathing tubes using the camera and beyond the breathing tubes at the adjacent tissue using the ultrasound. This will allow the lymph nodes lying next to the breathing tubes to be visualised. A needle can be passed through the scope and under the vision of the ultrasound samples can be obtained from glands or other structures next to the windpipe and main airways.