Robotic Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Intuitive ION System

The state of the art lung cancer diagnosis

Northwestern Medicine is the first pulmonary program in Illinois to offer a new, robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform that diagnoses lung cancer sooner and with greater accuracy. This unique lung biopsy method is currently offered at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Palos Hospital, Central DuPage Hospital, McHenry Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital.

This new platform called Ion, uses an ultra-thin, highly maneuverable robotic catheter to access parts of the lung previously unreachable by standard biopsy — even nodules outside airways. More reach means more accuracy and a faster diagnosis, which means earlier intervention and treatment.

For more information or to see if you qualify for ION screening and diagnosis please call:

Northwestern Memorial Hospital: 312.695.3800
Palos Hospital: 708.923.4233
Central DuPage Hospital: 630.232.0202
Lake Forest Hospital: 847.535.7647
McHenry Hospital: 847.802.7400

If you currently have a lung cancer diagnosis and are looking for treatment, please call the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 866.LURIE.CC (587.4322).

Meet the Teams

Physician with his arms crossed, holding a stethoscope
Northwestern Medicine physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer through robotic assisted bronchoscopy.
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