What is Veran navigational bronchoscopy?

Navigational bronchoscopy using the Veran SPiNView® Thoracic Navigation System. Veran, which you can find at Indian Path Community Hospital, is the only navigation system to provide visualization, accurate navigation and real-time confirmation of nodule location.

What is an ENB procedure?

Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) is an innovative procedure using electromagnetic technology, which allows steer ability and movability to obtain tissue samples of lung masses.

How long does a navigational bronchoscopy take?

How Long Does a Navigational Bronchoscopy Procedure Take? A navigational bronchoscopy typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes to perform.

What is the benefit of a navigational bronchoscopy?

Advantages of navigational bronchoscopy include: Increased detection & improved access: Provides access to the most distant regions of the lungs, allowing a doctor to detect and biopsy even the smallest lesions. Earlier diagnosis: Can aid in earlier diagnosis of lung tumors.

What is Veran SPiN?

The SPiN System® is the only electromagnetic navigation system that features an exceptional 3D map based on our Inspiration/Expiration CT Scan Protocol, the flexibility to seamlessly transition from navigated bronchoscopy to navigated TTNA in one procedure, Respiratory Gating technology to track moving nodules, and …

What is CT Veran?

Veran’s SPiN Thoracic Navigation System® is the first and only FDA cleared technology that enables Pulmonologists or Thoracic Surgeons to safely and accurately access lung nodules outside of an airway using SPiN Perc®, a navigated transthoracic needle.

Why would a physician perform a bronchoscopy?

A bronchoscopy may be done to diagnose and treat lung problems such as: Tumors or bronchial cancer. Airway blockage (obstruction) Narrowed areas in airways (strictures)

What does an interventional pulmonologist do?

Interventional pulmonology is a relatively new field in pulmonary medicine. Interventional pulmonology uses endoscopy and other tools to diagnose and treat conditions in the lungs and chest. These procedures may be offered by pulmonologists (lung specialists) who have undergone extra training.

Is Bronchoscopy a safe procedure?

Possible complications of bronchoscopy Bronchoscopy is usually safe, but there is a small risk of: Bleeding in the airways. Pneumonia (infection in the lung) Collapse of part of a lung (pneumothorax)

Is Bronchoscopy painful?

It may feel uncomfortable, but it shouldn’t hurt. Your health care team will try to make you as comfortable as possible. Samples of tissue and fluid may be taken and procedures may be performed using devices passed through the bronchoscope. Your doctor may ask if you have pain in your chest, back or shoulders.

What is the difference between EBUS and bronchoscopy?

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) – an ultrasound probe is attached to a bronchoscope to view the airways. Fluorescence bronchoscopy – fluorescent light attached to the bronchoscope shows the inside of the lungs. Virtual bronchoscopy – a CT scan of your airways.

Why is a mediastinoscopy performed?

Mediastinoscopy is often done to remove or biopsy lymph nodes in the area between the lungs to check for cancer or to stage lung cancer. It can also be used in people with thymoma (tumor of the thymus gland), esophagus cancer, or lymphoma for the same reasons.