Lung biopsies are necessary to diagnose lung cancer, but biopsy methods vary in their invasiveness. To access tumor biopsy samples in peripheral regions of the lungs, healthcare professionals must insert a needle through the chest wall instead of using a less-invasive transbronchial method. This flexible biopsy needle allows healthcare professionals to access hard-to-reach tumors via a less invasive bronchoscope.
Ronnie Das, PhD
Robb Glenny, MD
Ann Mescher, PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
Jonathan Posner, PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
Per Reinhall, PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
Eric Seibel, PhD (Mechanical Engineering)