Did you know there is a test to screen for lung cancer?

  • Are you between the ages of 50-80?
  • Have a 20 pack-year (pack-year is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year) history of smoking?
  • Are a current smoker or have quit within the past 15 years?

If you answered yes to all 3 questions, contact one of our dedicated health coaches for more information and to schedule your Low Dose CT Scan (LDCT) to screen for lung cancer, it could save your life.

First in Southeast Missouri

More than 70% of cancerous lung nodules are found in the outer edges of the lung, making them unreachable for biopsy…until now. Missouri Delta Medical Center is proud to offer the latest technology to assist in diagnosing lung cancer sooner and with greater accuracy.

Our new robotic-assisted system from Ion is designed to fit easily into a bronchoscopy suite and integrate with existing technologies, like endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). By combining robot-assisted technology with endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), the ION has also enabled our team to determine a diagnosis and staging for patients in a single procedure.

ION Robot for Earlier Lung Cancer Detection

Ion is designed to address a challenging aspect of lung biopsy by enabling physicians to obtain tissue samples from deep within the lung. The Ion system features an ultra-thin, ultra-maneuverable catheter that allows navigation far into the peripheral lung, and unprecedented stability enables the precision needed for biopsy compared to manual techniques.

Olympus EBUS System to provide patients with an advanced, minimally invasive option for lung cancer diagnosis and screening.

EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound) bronchoscopy is a procedure used to diagnose different types of lung disorders, including inflammation, infections or cancer. EBUS bronchoscopy uses a flexible tube that goes through your mouth and into your windpipe and lungs. The EBUS scope has a video camera with an ultrasound probe attached to create a local images of your lungs and nearby lymph nodes in order to accurately locate and evaluate areas seen on x-rays or scans that need a closer look.

Muhammad Ehtisham, MD

Paul Montany, MD, FACS
General, Thoracic & Vascular Surgeon