What is an autofluorescence bronchoscopy?
Also known as blue-light bronchoscopy, autoflourescense bronchoscopy is used to find and diagnose tiny tumors.
For the procedure, your doctor will insert a scope through your mouth or nose and into your lungs. Then, a video camera and two different light sources will give your doctor a view of your airways.
One light will be a tradiational white light source, while the other is a special blue light (a.k.a., fluorescence) that causes abnormal cells to stand out. Under the blue light, healthy tissues appear green and abnormal tissues appear reddish-brown.