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Fluoroscopic System Can Improve Targeting of Lung Lesions

Key clinical point: An electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy system that incorporates fluoroscopic navigation can improve targeting of peripheral lung lesions.

Major finding: The system, Medtronic’s superDimension navigation system (version 7.2), increased the percentage of cases in which the target overlapped with the lesion, from 60% to 83%.

Study details: Prospective study of 50 patients.

Disclosures: This study was sponsored by Medtronic. Dr. Bhadra disclosed relationships with Medtronic, Boston Scientific, BodyVision, Auris Surgical Robotics, Intuitive Surgical, Veracyte, Biodesix, Merit Medical Endotek, and Johnson & Johnson.


Bhadra K et al. CHEST 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.08.314.