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Center of Excellence

Becoming a Veran Center of Excellence (COE) is a distinct designation that highlights facilities utilizing the SPiN Thoracic Navigation System®. The designation comes with many benefits that will help maximize the committed partnership between Veran and COE facilities. Collectively, we can tackle the mission to transform the standard of care for early cancer diagnoses andtreatment.

How to earn the COE designation


  • Case Volume
    • For a Pulmonologist:
      • At least 50 procedures utilizing SPiN Drive®
      • At least 10 procedures SPiN Perc®
      • Procedures will include biopsy or fiducial placement
    • For a Thoracic:
      • At least 25 procedures utilizing SPiN Drive® and/or SPiN Perc®
      • Procedures will include biopsy, fiducial placement, or nodule marking
      • Designated super user for SPiN Thoracic Navigation System®
  • Designated nurse navigator
  • Established lung cancer screening program
  • Nodule tracking modality
  • Quarterly referring physician outreach
  • Quarterly community outreach
  • Active vSupport Connect® site


Benefits of COE designation


  • Designation and recognition from Veran
  • Web and social media
  • Early access / key-customer launch site for software and instrumentation
  • Opportunity to provide feedback on future innovations
  • Preceptorship
  • Serves as a site visit host
  • Guest faculty invitation to Advanced SPiN Courses
  • Webinars covering best practices
  • Customization of hospital marketing materials by Veran
  • Published case studies highlighting procedures

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