Vol 6-1 Mini Review

Review: Technology and Techniques for Robotic-assisted Bronchoscopy

With recent advancements in robotic bronchoscopy for peripheral pulmonary nodule biopsy, there has been notable improvements in reach, stability, and precision. Since 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two robotic devices, the Ion™ Endoluminal System (“Ion”) (Intuitive Surgical©, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) and the Monarch robotic system (Auris Health Inc, Redwood City, CA), for peripheral navigation and biopsy of lung lesions. We review these two robotic bronchoscopy systems and the literature that supports their use.

DOI: 10.29245/2689-999X/2022/1.1179 View / Download Pdf