The body’s respiratory and airway systems are incredibly important to overall health. Interventional pulmonology is the facet of modern medicine tasked with detecting, diagnosing, and treating illnesses and diseases in this area. Because the respiratory system is so essential (and relatively delicate), interventional pulmonology is a key part of the medical device industry, despite its relatively recent development.
Unfortunately, as a doctor, you can’t always perform bronchoscopies and other types of interventional pulmonology procedures with the most up to date tools. Updating a method that you’ve tried and tested over your career can be incredibly intimidating. However, 3D fiber optic shape sensing technology can facilitate higher levels of control, increase doctor confidence, and improves patient outcomes.
As pioneers in this industry, our team is passionate about spreading important information to interventional pulmonology professionals. We know that our tools can help improve outcomes in the following ways and empower doctors to go the extra mile for their patients.
The Need Is Growing
One of the biggest concerns in the field of interventional pulmonology, specifically in the world of bronchoscopy, is the growing need for care. More and more people are being diagnosed with chest and respiratory diseases every year, sparking high demand for interventional pulmonology procedures.
Shape sensing technology allows you to solve issues such as navigating to peripheral nodules in a minimally-invasive, patient-friendly manner. With improved navigation, procedure time can be reduced and in-patient care can be shortened. This is not only helpful for serving a larger number of patients, it also benefits department budgets.
Supports Single-Use Accommodation
Because of COVID-19, there has been an increase in demand for single use medical products, rather than sterilized reusable options. In addition, COVID-19 can create ailments of the lung, airways, and chest, meaning there is a higher demand for interventional pulmonology and bronchoscopy than ever before. When purchased on a large scale, the total cost of 3D shape sensing technology is on par, or less, than that of existing navigation technologies, and thus, not driving increased device and system costs. This means that your hospital doesn’t have to sacrifice large amounts of their budget to make the transition from traditional methods to shape sensing technology.
Multiple Lines of Sight
With shape sensing technology, it’s possible to use more than one device to capture, assess, and diagnose a problem. Repairs can also benefit from multiple perspectives and a more complete idea of the issue. Shape sensing gives you a more complete picture of what is happening, providing added confidence in any assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan you choose to provide.
Improved Lines of Sight
Standard catheters are simply no longer the most reliable option for interventional pulmonology. Shape sensing technology provides enhanced, accurate lines of sight during interventional pulmonology procedures. This is key, as many of these surgeries provide practitioners with a limited view of the issue.
Shape sensing gives you the tools necessary to diagnose with confidence. Even the most experienced doctors in this field experience doubt in some scenarios. Our technology limits those circumstances, empowering you to make the right decisions when it comes to patient health.
These benefits do not come with the requirement of complete equipment overhaul. In fact, our technology can integrate seamlessly into your current surgical arsenal. With minimal disruption to operations, a switch to 3D shape sensing technology is affordable, straightforward, and safe.
When it comes to advancements in interventional pulmonology and bronchoscopy, our team is at the forefront of advancement. Collaborating with us means lower patient mortality rates, increased surgical success, and more reliable results.
If you have any questions, or wish to begin your journey with our 3D technology, please contact us online today.