As lung cancer screening is more readily adopted, ways to diagnose and treat the disease at its earliest stage are more critical than ever before. The SPiN System™ is currently the only navigation platform that features a 3D map based on our Inspiration/Expiration CT Scan Protocol, the flexibility to seamlessly transition from navigated bronchoscopy to navigated TTNA in one procedure, Respiratory Gating technology to track moving nodules, and electromagnetic instrumentation that gives you access, visualization, and control.
SPiN System Features:
- Continuous instrumentation guidance helps you reach the most challenging targets endobronchially or percutaneously to help speed the time to diagnosis.1
- The dynamic 3D map and respiratory gating technology help precisely locate peripheral targets.2
- Always-On Tip Tracked™ technology helps eliminate “blind” sampling for tissue acquisition through continuous feedback of the biopsy tool's position.
- The system transcends current procedural limitations of bronchoscopy with SPiN Perc™ biopsy by expanding access with a navigated TTNA in a single procedure to help capture diagnostic tissue, even when no bronchus sign is present.
- E L Flenaugh, K H Mohammed. Initial Experience Using 4D Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy System With Tip-Tracked Instruments For Localization of Peripheral Lung Nodules. The Internet Journal of Pulmonary Medicine. 2016. Volume 18 Number 1.
- Furukawa BS, Pastis NJ, Tanner NT, Chen A, Silvestri GA, Comparing Pulmonary Nodule Location During Electromagnetic Bronchoscopy with Predicted Location Based on Two Virtual Airway Maps at Different Phases of Respiration, CHEST (2017), doi: 10.1016/ j.chest.2017.06.004.
Complications from bronchoscopy are rare and most often minor, but if they occur, may include breathing difficulty, vocal cord spasm, hoarseness, slight fever, vomiting, dizziness, bronchial spasm, infection, low blood oxygen, bleeding from biopsied site, or an allergic reaction to medications. Some patients may experience rare but more serious complications such as collapsed lung, respiratory failure, heart attack, and/or cardiac arrhythmia.