Endobrochial Ultrasound Machine for lung cancer diagnosis

A less invasive way for a better prognosis

Spring 2011

£55,435 for an Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) machine used in the 'staging' of lung cancer, essential for the choice of appropriate therapy at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

This thin bronchoscope and ultrasound probe (inserted down the throat) will replace the current invasive procedure of cervical mediastinoscopy (an incision above the sternum under general anaesthetic), something that can only benefit the patient.

This machine will allow for local care, with patients currently having to go to Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire for the procedure.

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