Diagnostic Imaging and Testing

People who are being considered for a lung transplant or a heart and lung transplant go through a number of tests. These tests range from simple, common ones like blood tests to sophisticated imaging techniques. The purpose of these tests is to:

  • Give the transplant team detailed information about the patient's condition
  • Make sure the patient doesn't have cancer or other conditions that might make a lung transplant unsuccessful
  • Collect information needed to get the best match between the person receiving new organs and the donor

Here are highlights of the various types of tests a person seeking a lung transplant may need to have.