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Business Insight presented by AMITA Health Robotic Lung Biopsy Delivers Life-Saving Early Cancer Detection Lung cancer is the deadliest form tissue sample from the body; that sample gets that far along, it becomes more giving the patient an answer sooner. of cancer in the U.S. According to is then analyzed in a lab. But getting difficult to treat. the American Cancer Society, lung a sample from the lungs is sometimes lon cancer makes up almost 25% of all easier said than done. cancer deaths, More people die from "Lungs are complex organs, and some areas of the lungs, so lung cancer has patient with minimal soreness in the it than colon, breast and prostate nodules are in areas that just can't fewer places to hide. During a robotic- chest or throat afterward. And because cancer combined. What makes it so deadly? According tools," says Dr. Desai. to experts, lung cancer has historically Enter been one of the most challenging endoluminal platform, one of the most using direct visualization that has been only has to only come in once to get an cancers to diagnose. "Diagnosis typically starts with a department at AMITA Health Alexian "Think of it a sort of GPS for the lungs," computed tomography (CT) scan for lung Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove says Dr. Desai. "The catheter's fiber-optic nodules," explains Neeraj Desai, MD, Village. , lon provides AMITA Health FCCP, FACP, AMITA Health's medical interventional pulmonologists with orientation data so that I always know (USPSTF) evidence-based guidelines director for interventional pulmonology. advanced technology that has the where the catheter is in the lung." "A CT scan takes X-rays from different potential to impact patient survival. angles, then processes them into a cross-sectional image. This pulmonologists an incredibly detailed view of the lungs. However, many of the The peripheral areas of the lungs have "With lon, I can easily gather tissue day for 20 years or two packs per day for nodules in our lungs are benign, so it still long been difficult to access for existing samples from multiple nodules takes a team of experts to go over the scan biopsy tools. As a result, any cancerous repeatedly target the same nodule," together and identify any nodules that nodules forming in those areas would says might be malignant." If a nodule is suspected to be cancerous, serious enough to be diagnosed via other I need at once" a biopsy is needed. A biopsy takes a small methods. And by the time the disease The patient is under general anesthesia interventional throughout the procedure, and the pulmonologists in accessing these deep minimally invasive approach leaves the assists our be reached with traditional biopsy assisted bronchoscopy with lon, the the doctor can take multiple tissue doctor steers an ultra-thin catheter down samples during the procedure, it ensures robotic-assisted through the patient's endotracheal tube a higher probability that the patient the lon recent additions to the pulmonology pre-mapped from the patient's CT scan. effective diagnosis. EARLY DIAGNOSIS SAVES LIVES sensors give precise positioning and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend an annual CT lung cancer These sensors also allow the doctor screening for anyone age 50-80 who to calculate the correct distance to the either currently smokes or has quit nodule so that the biopsy needle can be smoking within the past 15 years. If you deployed precisely. REACHES THE DEEPEST PARTS OF THE LUNGS gives have a smoking history of one pack per or 10 years, you should also get an annual screening. Dr. "This flexibility Early diagnosis is critical to achieving Desai, not be detected until they were too often allows me to get all the samples the best possible outcomes in lung cancer treatment. lon gives AMITA Health doctors a major advantage by catching the disease at the earliest possible LOWER RISK OF COMPLICATIONS DURING PROCEDURE Another major innovation of the lon moment. This helps improve five-year robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform survival rates. is its incorporation of virtual borders. "Those years are more than just a These borders are visible to the doctor lifespan," reminds Dr. Desai. "They're throughout the procedure. This important Christmases and Thanksgivings with information anatomy helps reduce the possibility of grandkids, walks on warm summer days, complications, such as pneumothorax (a cups of coffee, kisses from spouses, good condition where air leaks into the space books, mornings in your garden and so between your lung and chest wall; when much else. When we save the lives of our leaked air pushes on the outside of the lung cancer patients with early diagnosis lung, the lung may collapse) about the patient's your family, rough housing with your and effective treatment, these kinds of moments are the benchmark that truly matters to us and our patients." OPTIMIZING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE The lon system's tiny catheters and unprecedented precision, stability, and maneuverability assist our doctor's in AMITA HEALTH Many of the physicians afmliated with AMITA Health are independent practitioners and members of the medical stat at one or more AMITA Health hospitals and are neither employees nor agents of the hospitals. As aresult AMITA Healn is not responsible for the care provided by these physicians. ALEXIAN BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER ELK GROVE VILLAGE Business Insight presented by AMITA Health Robotic Lung Biopsy Delivers Life-Saving Early Cancer Detection Lung cancer is the deadliest form tissue sample from the body; that sample gets that far along, it becomes more giving the patient an answer sooner. of cancer in the U.S. According to is then analyzed in a lab. But getting difficult to treat. the American Cancer Society, lung a sample from the lungs is sometimes lon cancer makes up almost 25% of all easier said than done. cancer deaths, More people die from "Lungs are complex organs, and some areas of the lungs, so lung cancer has patient with minimal soreness in the it than colon, breast and prostate nodules are in areas that just can't fewer places to hide. During a robotic- chest or throat afterward. And because cancer combined. What makes it so deadly? According tools," says Dr. Desai. to experts, lung cancer has historically Enter been one of the most challenging endoluminal platform, one of the most using direct visualization that has been only has to only come in once to get an cancers to diagnose. "Diagnosis typically starts with a department at AMITA Health Alexian "Think of it a sort of GPS for the lungs," computed tomography (CT) scan for lung Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove says Dr. Desai. "The catheter's fiber-optic nodules," explains Neeraj Desai, MD, Village. , lon provides AMITA Health FCCP, FACP, AMITA Health's medical interventional pulmonologists with orientation data so that I always know (USPSTF) evidence-based guidelines director for interventional pulmonology. advanced technology that has the where the catheter is in the lung." "A CT scan takes X-rays from different potential to impact patient survival. angles, then processes them into a cross-sectional image. This pulmonologists an incredibly detailed view of the lungs. However, many of the The peripheral areas of the lungs have "With lon, I can easily gather tissue day for 20 years or two packs per day for nodules in our lungs are benign, so it still long been difficult to access for existing samples from multiple nodules takes a team of experts to go over the scan biopsy tools. As a result, any cancerous repeatedly target the same nodule," together and identify any nodules that nodules forming in those areas would says might be malignant." If a nodule is suspected to be cancerous, serious enough to be diagnosed via other I need at once" a biopsy is needed. A biopsy takes a small methods. And by the time the disease The patient is under general anesthesia interventional throughout the procedure, and the pulmonologists in accessing these deep minimally invasive approach leaves the assists our be reached with traditional biopsy assisted bronchoscopy with lon, the the doctor can take multiple tissue doctor steers an ultra-thin catheter down samples during the procedure, it ensures robotic-assisted through the patient's endotracheal tube a higher probability that the patient the lon recent additions to the pulmonology pre-mapped from the patient's CT scan. effective diagnosis. EARLY DIAGNOSIS SAVES LIVES sensors give precise positioning and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend an annual CT lung cancer These sensors also allow the doctor screening for anyone age 50-80 who to calculate the correct distance to the either currently smokes or has quit nodule so that the biopsy needle can be smoking within the past 15 years. If you deployed precisely. REACHES THE DEEPEST PARTS OF THE LUNGS gives have a smoking history of one pack per or 10 years, you should also get an annual screening. Dr. "This flexibility Early diagnosis is critical to achieving Desai, not be detected until they were too often allows me to get all the samples the best possible outcomes in lung cancer treatment. lon gives AMITA Health doctors a major advantage by catching the disease at the earliest possible LOWER RISK OF COMPLICATIONS DURING PROCEDURE Another major innovation of the lon moment. This helps improve five-year robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform survival rates. is its incorporation of virtual borders. "Those years are more than just a These borders are visible to the doctor lifespan," reminds Dr. Desai. "They're throughout the procedure. This important Christmases and Thanksgivings with information anatomy helps reduce the possibility of grandkids, walks on warm summer days, complications, such as pneumothorax (a cups of coffee, kisses from spouses, good condition where air leaks into the space books, mornings in your garden and so between your lung and chest wall; when much else. When we save the lives of our leaked air pushes on the outside of the lung cancer patients with early diagnosis lung, the lung may collapse) about the patient's your family, rough housing with your and effective treatment, these kinds of moments are the benchmark that truly matters to us and our patients." OPTIMIZING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE The lon system's tiny catheters and unprecedented precision, stability, and maneuverability assist our doctor's in AMITA HEALTH Many of the physicians afmliated with AMITA Health are independent practitioners and members of the medical stat at one or more AMITA Health hospitals and are neither employees nor agents of the hospitals. As aresult AMITA Healn is not responsible for the care provided by these physicians. ALEXIAN BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER ELK GROVE VILLAGE