Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy uses GPS-like technology to locate,
biopsy and prepare to treat a lesion in the lung.
Marysville, January 2014, Rideout Health now offers a new procedure called Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) that offers patients a minimally-invasive option to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for a lesion (spot) detected deep in the lung.
Rideout Health is one of the first in the area to provide the superDimension® i·Logic™ System as an option for patients who have learned they have a hard-to-reach lesion on their lung. The ENB procedure combines GPS-like technology with a catheter-based system that uses the patient's natural airways to access lesions that were previously hard to reach. Typically a patient with a spot on their lung had the options of major surgery to remove a section of the lung, bronchoscopy (which does not reach lesions deep in the lung), needle biopsy, or watchful waiting.
The ENB procedure is typically performed in an outpatient setting and its unique approach may increase the chances that a patient will safely get a diagnosis and begin treatment, if needed.
"We are pleased to offer a minimally-invasive alternative for patients who have a lesion on their lung that is hard to reach or cannot tolerate a more invasive procedure," said Royce Calhoun, MD, Thoracic Surgeon. "This is an option that will help many patients."
To learn more about lung disease, detection, and options for diagnosing a lesion in the lung visit: www.spotonyourlung.com and