Seijo LM, Bastarrika G, Lozano MD, Zulueta JJ. Preliminary experience with the use of electromagnetic navigation for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary nodules and enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. Arch Bronconeumol 2007 Aug;43(8):460-463.
Electromagnetic navigation is a new technique that can be
used with bronchoscopy to obtain samples of small peripheral
nodular lesions and enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. It is
very versatile in that it enables both transbronchial biopsies
and fine-needle aspiration to be performed. We describe
2 cases in which navigation with the superDimension/
Bronchus system combined with traditional diagnostic
techniques facilitated a definitive diagnosis by bronchoscopy.
Electromagnetic navigation can obviate the need for more
invasive diagnostic procedures such as surgery, thus saving
time and money and avoiding complications.