News | June 25, 2009

Radiologist Uses 4D Navigation Tool for Diagnosis, Treatment of Lung Cancer

June 25, 2009 - Marc Sarti, M.D., assistant professor of Radiology at University of Virginia School of Medicine, used the Veran IG4 Plug-N-Play Navigation System on multiple patients to target small cancerous lung lesions that were located in extremely challenging locations, marking the first time the 4D capability for the diagnosis and treatment for these patients was applied.

These cancers are extremely difficult to access for biopsy and diagnosis due to movement with respiration, and they present a high risk of complication such as pneumothorax during these procedures. Veran's IG4 Plug-N-Play Navigation System uses electromagnetic localization and 4D GPS-like information to enable clinicians to safely access normally difficult areas of the human body.

"Using the Veran technology I was able to access a tiny cancer lesion directly behind the ribs that was continuously moving with respiration. Further, I did it in just a few minutes," said Dr. Sarti. "The time in which I perform these procedures is very important to me because it reduces radiation exposure and the potential for complications."

For more information: www.veranmedical.com

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