A new lung cancer screening technology is now available at Hoag Family Cancer Institute in Orange County, empowering physicians with greater accuracy in diagnosing lung cancer earlier, when it is most treatable.

Hoag is integrating the Cios Spin imaging equipment with the 3D imaging of Hoag’s Ion Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy to diagnose lung cancer earlier, more accurately and less invasively.

“We are offering patients technologies that work together to help diagnose lung cancer earlier and potentially save lives. Real-time, intra-procedural CT-like images, combined with robotic bronchoscopy, give us better diagnostic capabilities in a less invasive manner,” said Javier Longoria, M.D., a fellowship-trained interventional pulmonologist at Hoag Family Cancer Institute. “We can now catch cancer earlier, with less risk to the patient.”

The technology comes to Hoag thanks to a generous gift by Hoag Innovators, a group of philanthropists, entrepreneurs and community leaders who are dedicated to catalyzing innovation at Hoag.