Auris Health Monarch™ Platform for the earlier and more-accurate diagnosis of lung nodules
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is among the first in the U.S. to deploy the Auris Health Monarch Platform, a new robotic technology targeting lung cancer.
A novel technology that allows minimally invasive access deep inside the lungs to obtain a tissue sample for biopsy, the goal of the Auris Health Monarch Platform is to enable earlier and more-accurate diagnosis of lung nodules.
The technology integrates the latest advancements in robotics, software, data science, and endoscopy (the use of small cameras). Robotic-assisted bronchoscopy allows the care team to view and take sample tissue from areas deep in the lung that previously were only accessible via more invasive methods.
The Monarch Platform utilizes a familiar, controller-like interface that physicians use to navigate the flexible robotic endoscope to the periphery of the lung with improved reach, vision, and control. Combining traditional endoscopic views into the lung with computer-assisted navigation based on 3-D models of the patient’s own lung anatomy, the Monarch Platform provides physicians with continuous bronchoscope vision throughout the entire procedure.