The Latest in Lung Cancer Diagnostic Tools
Memorial is the first in Mississippi to offer this revolutionary new robotic bronchoscope to diagnose lung cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage. For the first time ever, doctors can see deep into the far and narrow reaches of the lungs.
How the Auris Health’s Monarch™ Platform Works
The technology integrates the latest advancements in robotics, software, data science, and endoscopy (the use of small cameras and tools to enter the body through its natural openings). Memorial is among the first hospitals in the United States to utilize the platform.
Using a precise controller, we maneuver the robotic bronchoscope through the airways to seek out small nodules that are difficult to reach. And, at the same time, obtain a biopsy.
The result is a more accurate and safer way to biopsy the lung. We’re excited to offer this revolutionary new technology in the fight against lung cancer.
More than 90 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer do not survive the disease, in part because it is often found at an advanced stage. There are a variety of diagnostic options currently available for lung cancer, but all have limitations in accuracy, safety, or invasiveness. These limitations can lead to false positives, false negatives, or side effects such as pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and hemorrhage, which may increase health care costs and extend hospital stays.
The Monarch Platform utilizes a familiar controller-like interface that physicians use to navigate the flexible robotic endoscope to the periphery of the lung with improved reach, vision, and control. Combining traditional endoscopic views into the lung with computer-assisted navigation based on 3-D models of the patient’s own lung anatomy, the Monarch Platform provides physicians with continuous bronchoscope vision throughout the entire procedure.
More Information on Monarch Robotic Bronchoscopy
Contact Memorial’s expert pulmonologists to learn more about being tested for lung cancer using the Monarch platform.