Premier Health First in Ohio to Use Innovative Technology for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Premier Pulse     August 2020
Monarch

Premier Health is the first health system in Ohio to use promising new technology to fight lung cancer through the goal of earlier diagnosis and treatment. The Monarch™ Platform enables pulmonary specialists to navigate and search the delicate, distant branches of the lung and obtain tissue samples from hard-to-reach nodules for biopsy.

As lung cancer screening increases, the nodules tend to be smaller and harder to reach, making early-stage diagnosis — and therefore treatment — difficult. Because the Monarch™ Platform provides improved reach, vision, and control for viewing the inside of the airways, it holds potential to help make an earlier diagnosis.

Located at Miami Valley Hospital, the Monarch™ Platform integrates advancements in robotics, software, data science, and endoscopy. Funds for its purchase were raised by the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation.

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