Chen A, Pastis N, Furukawa B, et al
Washington University School of Medicine
Chen A, Pastis N, Furukawa B, et al. The effect of respiratory motion on pulmonary nodule location during electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy. Chest. 2015;147(5):1275-1281. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1425.
“…quantify pulmonary nodule movement from full inspiration to end exhalation during tidal volume breathing in patients undergoing EMN procedures.”
average movement of pulmonary lesions
“Significant movement of pulmonary lesions occurs between full inspiration and end exhalation during tidal volume breathing. This movement from full inspiration on planning chest CT scan to tidal volume breathing during bronchoscopy may significantly affect the diagnostic yield of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy procedures.”