Early Lung Cancer Detection
Sacred Heart Medical Center Adds Most Advanced Technology
There is a new weapon in the fight to improve early detection of lung cancer. Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) is an advanced, minimally invasive technology that can see into complex airways in the lung.
Early detection saves lives
ENB allows physicians to diagnose, stage and prepare to treat lesions in one procedure. It provides the ability to detect lung cancer earlier -- even before symptoms are evident -- increasing treatment options for patients. Having more treatment options can improve outcomes and save lives.
ENB reduces need for invasive procedures
Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a physician to see inside the lungs and collect small tissue samples to diagnose lung disease and lung cancer.
Traditional bronchoscopy cannot reach distant regions of the lung where more than two-thirds of all lung lesions are found. Because ENB can get into these hard-to-reach areas, it minimizes the need for invasive surgical procedures.