Long Beach Memorial Receives Electromagnetic Navigation BronchoscopeLong Beach Memorial is the first hospital in the Greater Long Beach area to offer patients the electromagnetic navigation bronchoscope (ENB)™. With the ENB, Long Beach Memorial is at the forefront of providing advanced technology for early detection of lung cancer and other lung diseases.
The ENB is a GPS-like technology that offers patients a minimally-invasive option to locate, biopsy and prepare to treat a lesion (spot) detected deep in the lung. This minimally invasive technology allows for biopsies of the lung that ordinarily would be beyond the reach of a conventional bronchoscope, therefore providing early and more reliable diagnoses of lung disease and lung cancer. This technology can detect disease before symptoms are evident. Through early detection, ENB often equates to greater treatment success, improved outcomes and survivability for patients.
Long Beach Memorial is committed to providing patients with this type of state-of-the-art technology. To assist in the purchase of the ENB, the Memorial Medical Care Center Foundation brought together community members and the Partnerships in Excellence group (local philanthropic businesses) to raise funds for the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial.