inReach Lung Cancer Treatment only at LCRP in Savannah, GA
An emerging field in pulmonary medicine called advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy is forging new pathways in the treatment of lung cancer. One of the newest technologies to emerge provides electromagnetic navigation and guidance to distant regions of the lungs in a minimally-invasive manner. This system, called inReach and developed by SuperDimension, will enable physicians to locate, test and plan treatment for lung lesions and lymph nodes that are difficult to access with traditional bronchoscopy.
The LCRP is always on the lookout for ways to diagnose and treat patients non-invasively, ways that can spare surgery.
inReach Technology for Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Radiation Therapy
Much brainstorming took place at the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion about how to use the inReach system to optimize the delivery of radiation.
One possible application was the opportunity to place fiducials into tumors with the inReach technology. Fiducials act as markers for a radiation oncologist to accurately pinpoint the delivery of radiation to a patient's tumor. But before the development of this technology, fiducials had to be placed with surgery or another invasive procedure.
The SuperDimension system takes all the information from the patient's CT Scan and re-formats it into a three dimensional view of the patient's lungs. The 3-D view allows for precise navigation and perspective so that the target can be reached quickly and safely.
St. Joseph's/Candler is currently the only health system in the region to make this technology available to its patients. While not all patients are good candidates for this procedure it is yet one more option for some. This technology allows phyisicnas to go beyond the conventional limits they have had historically for diagnosing or treating lung cancer patients. There's no place in the chest now they can't go.
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