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PARKERSBURG – Innovative advanced imaging technology that promises earlier and more accurate diagnosis of lung cancer for patients is being used at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg.
Body Vision Medical’s C-arm based CT scan provides intraoperative CT imaging that allows pulmonologists to visualize the actual lung injury and location of the injury during a diagnostic bronchoscopy procedure so they can perform a confidently biopsy from smaller, more difficult-to-access lung lesions at an earlier stage.
This greatly increases the likelihood of an early and definitive diagnosis for potential lung cancer patients, thereby improving the likelihood of prompt treatment and patient survival.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring this new service to our patients,” said Sean Smith, director of operations at Camden Clark.
“This technology allows us to transform lung imaging by increasing early detection. This procedure could ultimately lead to improved lung cancer mortality and better patient outcomes,” he said.
Intraoperative CT imaging is a new standard in the diagnosis of lung cancer.
Pulmonologists are challenged to obtain diagnostic tissue from suspicious lung lesions because they are unable to see the lesion and its location during biopsy.
Body Vision’s intraoperative CT imaging allows pulmonologists to see the actual lesion and location of the lesion intraoperatively in real time so they can precisely navigate to the lung lesion and visually confirm that they are indeed harvesting tissue samples inside the lesion during the biopsy.
No other technology readily available to pulmonologists allows for this type of image-guided biopsy which has been clinically proven to maximize the likelihood of obtaining a conclusive diagnosis.
“We are delighted to now offer a very cost-effective solution that is a simple procedure for the patient and works seamlessly with the equipment I already use in the operating room,” said Dr. Mathew Roshen, interventional pulmonologist at Camden Clark and the only interventional pulmonologist in the Mid-Ohio Valley region. “The flexibility of being able to adapt any tool in the equipment available to sample the lung lesion with advanced intraoperative 3D CT imaging gives me the confidence to sample the lesion for a definitive diagnosis.”
According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States with an average five-year survival rate of just 18.6%.
Body Vision Medical Body Vision Medical is a medical device company specializing in real-time intraoperative CT imaging. The company, founded in 2014, addresses the clinical need for early and definitive diagnosis of lung cancer and effective treatment of lung damage via a minimally invasive procedure.
Camden Clark Medical Center is a 302-bed, licensed, nonprofit acute care facility serving Ohio’s Central Valley; a region of 11 counties and 250,000 residents of West Virginia and southeastern Ohio.