If you have had an X-ray or CT scan that indicates a spot on your lung — or if you have symptoms that require further investigation — our advanced imaging technology at Premier Health helps us diagnose or rule out lung cancer.

These technologies offer precise navigation and ability to access difficult-to-reach areas:

  • CT scan (CT) guided biopsy: CT helps to guide and insert a hollow needle through the skin to draw out tissue or fluid from the lung for testing. A biopsy can help us rule out lung cancer or determine the type and stage of cancer.
  • Bronchoscopy: Your doctor inserts a flexible tube into your lung to look at the passageways in your lungs and evaluate whether you have lung cancer. Your doctor can also take a small tissue sample (biopsy) for further study.
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS): Ultrasound guidance allows for a better examination of the lymph nodes and other structures in the center of the chest.
  • Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) or superDimensionTM Navigation System ENB: This diagnostic procedure is used to reach tumors that cannot be reached with a routine bronchoscopy, such as tumors located on the outside edges of the lungs where smaller bronchi are not wide enough to allow passage of a normal bronchoscope. It is used to obtain biopsies as an alternative to CT-guided biopsy.
  • Robotic bronchoscopy: The Monarch™ Platform uses robotic-assisted technology so pulmonary specialists can navigate and search the delicate, distant branches of the lung and obtain tissue samples from hard-to-reach nodules for biopsy. Robotic bronchoscopy provides improved reach, vision, and control for viewing the inside of the airways, offering the potential for earlier diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer.


Contact Us

Call the Premier Health cancer hotline at (844) 316-HOPE(844) 316-4673 (4673), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to connect with a Premier Health cancer navigator.