Ion Endoluminal System
The incidence of lung cancer is on the rise around the world. Today, when a physician finds a small lesion on a patient’s lung, they have few options to perform a biopsy for tissue diagnosis. US manufacturer Intuitive recognized that innovation was needed to provide a minimally invasive solution with higher yield than previous approaches. The Ion endoluminal system is a new robotic platform for minimally invasive biopsy deep in the peripheral lung. The system features an ultra-thin, human-controlled robotic catheter that allows physicians to navigate into hard-to-reach airways with unprecedented stability and precision.