Image-guided Video-assisted Surgery Helps Remove Small Lung Masses

Image-guided Video-assisted Surgery Helps Remove Small Lung Masses

A multi-disciplinary team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) that includes radiologists is demonstrating success with a new surgical procedure that combines video-assisted surgery with real-time imaging guidance to remove lung nodules while preserving healthy tissue.

While guidelines recommend surgical removal of lung nodules less than 2 centimeters in diameter that are suspicious for cancer, such removal presents a significant challenge for surgeons. Nodules located on pre-operative CT scans change position once the lung is partially collapsed for surgery.

View the full story in Radiological Society of North America News



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