Improving Lung Biopsy with Advanced Technology
Fairfield Medical Center is investing in robotic technology designed to diagnose, treat and overcome lung cancer in the earliest stages of disease.
Chest x-rays or scans may reveal abnormal spots in the lungs, known as nodules. While most are harmless, some can be cancerous, and your provider may recommend additional testing.
Historically, small or difficult to reach nodules have been monitored over the course of months or years to watch for concerning changes.
Now, with the ION Endoluminal System, biopsy samples can be taken from small or suspicious nodules located anywhere in the lung almost immediately after detection.
Benefits of robotic-assisted lung biopsy include:
- Faster diagnosis of cancer
- Quicker treatment
- Better outcomes