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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital debuted a new piece of equipment that could be the key to the early detection of Lung Cancer.

Phoebe is one of 250 hospitals world wide to have the superDimension i-Logic System. It's an option for patients who have learned they have a hard to reach lesion on their lung. Doctors say by feeding a CAT SCAN into the machine, it works like a GPS with a catheter-based system to lead doctors to the right spot.

"Like a GPS guides us in a car like when to go into the street, when to take left turn and when to take right turn and guides us to go to a spot which maybe the size of a centimeter or 1.5 centimeter and can use it," said Dr. Jyotir "Joe"Mehta, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Medical Affairs President.

Doctors say it's a great step forward for patients allowing doctors to catch stage one and stage two cancerous lesions before they develop.


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