Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB)
Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville became the only hospital in Central Virginia to offer Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB.) This endoscopic procedure allows lesions deep in the lungs to be located, biopsied and treated. Martha Jefferson is using the SuperDimensionÂ® iLogic system.
The procedure combines GPS-like technology with a catheter that navigates the patient's natural airways to access lesions.
ENB is an attractive procedure to physicians and patients as it:
Is a minimally invasive procedure
Expands access to hard-to-reach areas of the lungs
Enables earlier diagnosis
Facilitates earlier decisions regarding treatment options
Lowers complication rates