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Advancements in Robotic Imaging for Interventional Pulmonology

As a Respiratory & Sleep Physician with expertise in Interventional Pulmonology, I am excited to share my experience with the latest advancements in robotic imaging for Interventional Pulmonology.

With access to new equipment at Epworth Eastern Hospital in Melbourne with the cutting-edge ARTIS pheno robotic imaging system, enabling airway mapping and Augmented Fluoroscopy, we can now offer our patients amazing precision in lesion targeting for higher level diagnostics, and potentially future therapeutics.

Here are some of the key features and benefits of the ARTIS pheno robotic imaging system:

  • Cutting-edge robotic imaging: The ARTIS pheno is a unique robotic C-arm that offers great versatility in the Hybrid OR. It accommodates highly diverse procedures, disciplines, or patient positions, making it a critical success factor for surgical and procedural physician departments facing complex challenges.
  • Standard and difficult approaches: With the ARTIS pheno, we can perform both standard procedures, and the most difficult approaches, with ease. This makes it an ideal tool for Interventional Pulmonology, where accuracy and precision are essential.
  • Greater accuracy and precision: The ARTIS pheno offers greater accuracy and precision during procedures, which can lead to improved patient outcomes and reduced risk of complications. The potential future of percutaneous and bronchoscopic therapeutics is opened up with this technology, such as microwave ablation of early lung cancer.

Overall, the ARTIS pheno robotic imaging system is a game-changer for Interventional Pulmonology. With its advanced capabilities and versatility, it has the potential to revolutionize the way we deliver care to our patients. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such advanced technology, and I believe that it is through investments in new equipment and techniques that we can continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in medical care.