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There have been major advances in thoracic imaging, navigational platforms, diagnostic and therapeutic tools to treat patients with a variety of lung diseases. We share our experience, and periodically post clinical cases with literature review and other materials that we hope have some education value. 

The iNod | Ultrasound Guidance System facilitates pulmonary needle biopsies with simultaneous real-time visualization using Radial Endobronchial Ultrasound (R-EBUS) into a single-use bronchoscopic device with a ramped needle, needle indicator, and rotatable shaft. The iNod | Ultrasound Guided Biopsy Needle is the first commercially available, single-use bronchoscopic device that provides real-time ultrasound visualization of a peripheral nodule biopsy. It has the ability to target smaller lesions (<2cm) adjacent to the R-EBUS probe and provide real-time visualization feedback to the physician during the biopsy procedure. This helps enable physicians to target endobronchial lesions, peripheral lung nodules, or lung masses and gain visual confirmation that the needle is in the nodule – in the desired location – during biopsy of a concentric or eccentric peripheral nodule.

See the workflow from planning to completing a peripheral lung nodule biopsy. The journey begins with Ion’s tools that allow you to plan and navigate your path to the nodule. As your guided catheter approaches the nodule, you can confirm tool-in-lesion accuracy with integrated 3D imaging. When you’re ready, Ion allows you to park the catheter in place to perform the biopsy. Because Ion doesn’t rely on electromagnetic navigation, the system integrates into bronchoscopy suites and ORs without metal or ferromagnetic interference affecting the magnetic field.

Discover clinically proven technologies for treating airway diseases.

Erbe is a pioneer in electrosurgery. 



Intuitive® is a global innovation leader in minimally invasive care and the pioneer of robotic-assisted systems. The Ion endoluminal system is Intuitive's robotic-assisted platform for minimally invasive biopsy in the lung.


Pioneering the next generation in medical robotics.

The KARL STORZ product range offers a large selection of rigid bronchoscopes with matching instruments.


Richard Wolf offers the complete product range for endoscopic thoracic surgery.

Founded in 1980, Boston Medical Products develops, manufactures and sells many different types of specialty products that meet the needs of physicians specializing in ENT and Pulmonary diseases. (Dumon silicone stents, talc powder...) Download:

Beginning in 1934 as Japan's pioneering photographic filmmaker, Fujifilm has leveraged its imaging and information technology to become a global presence known for innovation in healthcare.


Founded in 1987, Merit Medical is a manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable medical devices used in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. (AERO stents, balloon dilators...).


Olympus is a pioneer in developing innovative solutions to advance the art of bronchoscopy.


Founded in 2017, Thoracent distributes tracheal and bronchial nitinol stents, fully covered by silicone.


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