A new robotic endoluminal platform for minimally invasive peripheral lung biopsy
Ion’s ultra-thin robotic catheter and advanced maneuverability allow navigation far into the peripheral lung.1 The 3.5mm outer-diameter catheter can pass through small and difficult-to-reach airways—around tight bends to reach all 18 segments of the lung.2 In addition, Ion’s peripheral vision probe provides direct vision during navigation.
Ion’s fiber optic shape-sensing technology enables active robotic control of catheter position throughout the entire navigation and biopsy process.2 Once the target nodule is reached, the catheter locks in place to provide the stability needed for precise placement of biopsy tools.2
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Important Safety Information
Risks associated with bronchoscopy through an endotracheal tube and under general anesthesia are infrequent and typically minor, and may include but are not limited to: sore throat, hoarseness, respiratory complications including dyspnea or hypoxemia, airway injury, bronchospasm, laryngospasm, fever, hemoptysis, chest or lung infection including pneumonia, lung abscess or an adverse reaction to anesthesia. Although rare, the following complications may also occur: bleeding, pneumothorax (collapsed lung), cardiac related complications, respiratory failure, air embolism, or death. As with other medical procedures, there may be additional risks associated with the use of general anesthesia and/or endotracheal intubation which are not listed above; you should consult a health care professional regarding these and other potential risks.
Procedures using the Ion Endoluminal System may be associated with longer procedure and/or longer anesthesia time.
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