Sun. Oct 1st, 2023
    Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital Enhances Lung Cancer Program with Shape-Sensing Robotic Bronchoscopy

    Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital is dedicated to providing advanced medical care to the communities of East Harris County and surrounding areas. To further enhance their lung cancer program, the hospital is now utilizing shape-sensing robotic bronchoscopy (SSRB) in combination with advanced imaging techniques. This innovative approach allows physicians to more accurately biopsy lung nodules by reaching deep into the lungs.

    The integration of cone beam chest computed tomography (CBCT) provides a new level of precision during the biopsy procedure. By utilizing this advanced imaging technology, physicians are able to accurately navigate through the lungs, ensuring the successful biopsy of lung nodules. This enhanced level of accuracy is crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

    Shape-sensing robotic bronchoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a robotic catheter to navigate through the bronchial pathways. The catheter is equipped with sensors that detect the shape and position of the airways, allowing for more precise navigation. This technology provides physicians with a real-time, three-dimensional view of the lung anatomy, improving their ability to identify and biopsy lung nodules.

    The implementation of shape-sensing robotic bronchoscopy combined with advanced imaging is a significant advancement in the field of lung cancer diagnosis and treatment. This innovative approach allows for more targeted biopsies, reducing the risk of complications and improving patient outcomes. Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital remains committed to providing the highest level of care to its patients and furthering its capabilities in the fight against lung cancer.

    – Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital