Lung Navigation

Lung navigation (electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy), uses GPS-like technology to assist the physician in examining remote areas of the lung. Lung navigation is a minimally invasive tool to assist in early diagnosis of lung disease.

Lung Navigation: What to Expect

  • Do not eat or drink for at least 8 hours before the test
  • Discuss with your doctor any medications you take
  • Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after the procedure
  • Sedation is usually required for the procedure
  • Procedure lasts an average of 45 minutes
  • Typically, you can expect to go home the same day

For more information about endoscopic services at St. Anthony's Hospital or for a physician referral, please call (727) 825-1111.