SOMC announces use of SPiN Thoracic Navigation System


Southern Ohio Medical Center announced today their acquisition and first use of the SPiN Thoracic Navigation System by Veran Medical Technologies. This system aids physicians in the early detection of lung cancer, which is the key to saving our patients’ lives.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, killing more Americans each year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 224,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. The good news is that with early detection, the survival rate increases from 15% (stage IV) to as high as 92% (stage I).

The SPiN Thoracic Navigation System is the only system in the world that allows physicians to accurately access small lung lesions via multiple approaches. This assists physicians in detecting lung cancer earlier and without the need for multiple hospital visits for diagnostic procedures.

Starting this year, Medicare and all private insurance plans cover lung cancer screenings for high-risk individuals. To learn more, visit somc.org or call 740-356-LUNG.

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