Posted: Wednesday, November 27th 2013 at 3:47pm
Northside Hospital-Forsyth offers new technology to diagnose lung cancer earlier
By Ken Stanford Staff
CUMMING - Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s Pulmonary and Therapeutic Endoscopy Lab has added a new cutting edge technology in the diagnosis of lung cancer.
Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) is a minimally-invasive technology that helps physicians locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for lesions (spots) detected deep in the lungs. It also provides the ability to detect lung disease and lung cancer earlier, even before symptoms are evident, enhancing treatment options for patients.
ENB is typically performed in an outpatient setting and its approach reduces the potential for complications that are often caused during more invasive surgical procedures. Nearly all patients go home the day of the procedure, without requiring an overnight hospital stay.
For more information about the Pulmonary and Therapeutic Endoscopy Lab at Northside, lung disease and available diagnosis/treatment options, visit northside.com.
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