Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) January 25, 2012
superDimension i-Logic, an innovative and far less invasive bronchoscopy technique for detecting and diagnosing lung diseases and lung cancer at earlier stages for easier treatment, is now available through Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay.
The superDimension® option does not carry the risks and complications associated with traditional bronchoscopies or CT guided needle biopsy. The new i-Logic™ procedure uses electromagnetic navigation technology similar to GPS (global positioning system) to guide the physician much more deeply into a patient’s airways to take tissue samples in areas previously inaccessible via traditional techniques. Electromagnetic sensors guide a catheter to the exact location where suspicious tissue resides and where a sample is taken and sent to a lab for cancer diagnosis.
This minimally invasive technology also can be used for earlier detection of benign or malignant lesions even among patients who suffer from poor lung function.
According to Dr. Dragos Zanchi of Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay, “superDimension is particularly valuable in the Tampa Bay area, where pulmonary conditions arising from smoking addiction and exposure to radon residues from phosphate production are prevalent."
His associate, Dr. Rafael Martinez adds, "With this technique, we can diagnose much earlier, more quickly, and much more safely on an out-patient basis to design the best possible treatment plan.”
To save patients from the anxiety and stress induced from multiple office visits to varying locations for the many steps required in diagnosis and treatment, the electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopies are performed at Brandon Regional Hospital as an outpatient procedure. Screening and diagnosis and quick referral to surgeons, radiology oncologists and other specialists are available in one convenient location. Patients are then treated at one of Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay’s comprehensive lung clinic locations: 311 Noland Drive, Brandon; 1907 Alexander Street, Plant City; or 4900 North Habana, Tampa.
For more information, visit http://www.pulmonaryandsleephealth.com or call 813-654-8100.
About Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay
Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay is a premier regional medical group providing comprehensive and innovative treatment for pulmonary diseases and sleep conditions. The specialists and staff at three convenient locations in Brandon, Plant City, and Tampa have the extensive training and modern equipment to evaluate symptoms, recognize causes, and provide ongoing solutions that promote a healthier life. They specialize in a full spectrum of such sleep and pulmonary disorders as lung cancer, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay is the only practice offering screening for lung cancer in at-risk patients, as well as advanced techniques including electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, also known as superDimension, and endoscopic bronchial ultrasound. Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay is the only non-hospital medical organization in the area to have earned The Joint Commission national quality approval for its compliance with rigorous national performance standards that promote safe and quality health care. For more information, visit the web site at http://www.pulmonaryandsleephealth.com.
superDimension, Ltd. is a privately-held Israeli company which operates through its wholly owned subsidiary superDimension, Inc., a Minneapolis-based company that develops and markets catheter based devices for use in the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of early stage lung cancer and other diseases, using the patient’s natural airways to avoid surgery. For more information, please visit http://www.superdimension.com.