Lung Health

Virtua Brings Advanced Lung-Cancer Diagnosis to Second Hospital

Two Virtua hospitals now offer leading-edge, robotic technology that can access and more accurately diagnose small, hard-to-reach lung cancers. Virtua Mount Holly Hospital recently added the minimally invasive system, called robotic-assisted bronchoscopy. The technology has been used at Virtua Marlton Hospital for two years.

The robotic procedure enables doctors to reach 80% to 90% of suspicious lung nodules—versus reaching just 60% with traditional, non-robotic bronchoscopy. The technology is also better at accurately diagnosing cancer, according to interventional pulmonologist Mark Weir, MD.  

“It’s helping us find more lung cancers and successfully treat more people,” he said. Read in The Trentonian