Electromagnetic Navigation

Yehuda Schwarz*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy using overlaid CT Images is a safe procedure. It improves the diagnostic yield of the flexible bronchoscopy for peripheral lesions and also allows sampling of the mediastinal lymph nodes. Additionally, the system provides several other advantages: there is no additional radiation, and it has a short learning curve. It can also be used for fiducial marker placement for brachytherapy or stereotactic radiosurgery. It plays a complementary role to other modalities such as ultrathin bronchoscopy or an endobronchial ultrasonography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy
  • Fiducial markers
  • Peripheral lung lesion
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Transbronchial needle aspiration

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