Medtronic’s superDimension navigation system allows pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons to access difficult areas within the lungs in a minimally invasive way. Now, combined with the GenCut core biopsy system, surgeons can extract several samples of lesions embedded in lungs’ deep tissue.

With this new technological tool, pathologists (specialists in examining organs, tissues, and bodily fluids to make a diagnosis of disease) have sufficient tissue for proper lung cancer diagnosis and further genetic analysis. Additionally, the new system allows surgeons to extract, in one pass, sufficient tissue and hence decrease the necessity for further invasive procedures.

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