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On-demand Webinar: IP Goes Deep in Lung Periphery

Interventional Pulmonologist Ali Sadoughi, MD, shares his experience on peripheral airway bronchoscopy and lung disease in this prerecorded webinar. 

The good news about lung cancer is that rates of advanced disease in the U.S. are on the decline, given the trend toward early detection and treatment. Rates for localized, staged cancers increased by 4.5% annually from 2004 to 2018, and three-year relative survival increased from 21% to 31% for the same period.1 

Current diagnostic landscape

The stakes are high when it comes to accurate diagnostics, according to Ali Sadoughi, MD, Director of Interventional Pulmonology and Bronchoscopy and Associate Professor of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York. Dr. Sadoughi put the stats and current technologies in perspective as they relate to USPSTF lung cancer screening guidelines.2 His August 2023 webinar sponsored by Olympus is now available on-demand.

In “Olympus Peripheral Bronchocopy Solutions: Tools for Diagnosing Lung Cancer,” Dr. Sadoughi covers the current lung cancer diagnostic modalities, including:

  • CT-guided transthoracic lung biopsy 
  • Navigation technologies
  • Radial EBUS and slim peripheral scopes

He takes a deeper dive into radial EBUS for peripheral pulmonary lesions, EBUS-TBNA, and provides details on his experiences with slim 3.0 mm outer-diameter bronchoscopes and biopsy tools to assist in sampling peripheral lung nodules for tissue acquisition. 

Dr. Sadoughi also touches on the importance of obtaining sufficient specimens for genotyping and immunohistochemistry tests, which are increasingly being used to inform targeted therapy treatments.3 

Ali Sadoughi, MD

Ali Sadoughi, MD 
Director, Interventional Pulmonology and Bronchoscopy 
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center

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1. Siegel RL, Miller KD, Fuchs HE, Jemal A. Cancer statistics, 2022. CA Cancer J Clin. 2022;72(1):7-33. 

2. Lung Cancer: Screening. Updated March 9, 2021. Accessed April 9, 2024.

3. Lung Cancer Biomarker Testing. Updated January 8, 2024. Accessed April 9, 2024.

Dr. Sadoughi is a paid consultant of the Olympus Corporation, its subsidiaries and/or its affiliates.

Complications from bronchoscopy are rare and most often minor, but if they occur, may include breathing difficulty, vocal cord spasm, hoarseness, slight fever, vomiting, dizziness, bronchial spasm, infection, low blood oxygen, bleeding from biopsied site, or an allergic reaction to medications. Some patients may experience rare but more serious complications such as collapsed lung, respiratory failure, heart attack, and/or cardiac arrhythmia.


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