Mobile 3D Intraprocedural Fluoroscopy in Combination with Ultrathin Bronchoscopy for Biopsy of Peripheral Lung Nodules

Ali Sadoughi, Sahil Virdi

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Abstract

Despite development of multiple technologies, distinguishing benign from malignant lung nodules when they are still small in size is challenging. A high yield and minimally invasive bronchoscopic technology with low cost for diagnosis of small lung lesions is needed in pulmonary and lung cancer clinical practice. Peripheral airway bronchoscopy using thin and most recently ultrathin bronchoscopes improve visualization of small airways. The novel mobile 2D/3D C-Arm fluoroscopy system is a complementary tool along with radial endobronchial ultrasound in detecting small lung nodules with real-time high-quality multidimensional image confirmation during bronchoscopy. This combined technology can be easily acquired in any bronchoscopy room, and potentially affect lung nodule practice significantly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-80
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • 3D imaging
  • bronchoscopy
  • fluoroscopy
  • lung nodule
  • radial EBUS
  • ultrathin bronchoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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