Lung Nodule Clinic

27 Tooley Street

Transforming lung nodule diagnostics

We are the first private hospital in Europe to offer the Ion™ platform, giving us the ability to diagnose previously difficult to reach lung nodules. The Ion™ platform will allow accurate, and prompt diagnosis of abnormalities in the lung caused by cancer, inflammation or infection that are not accessible by other means.

In the past, treatment pathways would often require a ‘watch and wait’ period which could last for months, leaving you with the stress of not knowing whether your lung nodule is cancerous or not. Sometimes, this question can only be answered by undergoing major surgery. The Lung Nodule Clinic helps to simplify this, as patients are able to directly request this service rather than needing medical referral.

This step forward in lung diagnostics takes the time to diagnosis from months to days, reducing the time spent anxiously waiting for results. Improving the time to diagnosis is important because, even though fewer than 5% of nodules are cancerous1, early diagnosis allows access to more effective treatment2.

How Ion™ helps to optimise the assessment of your lung nodule

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Helping to access previously difficult to reach nodules.

Ion’s ultra-thin robotic catheter and advanced manoeuvrability allow navigation far into the peripheral lung, improving access to peripheral lung nodules.

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Why visit our clinic?

Early-stage cancers are small and can be located anywhere in the lung, but are most often found in the outer third and in difficult-to-reach locations1 conventional methods can struggle to access.

If your physician finds a spot on your lung (often referred to as a mass or nodule), they may recommend you have it checked via a lung biopsy, which previously involved a needle passing through your skin and rib cage to take a tissue sample from the suspicious area inside your lungs.

Ion™ is a pain-free alternative, that can reach and biopsy much smaller nodules than ever before, meaning small lung nodules can now be biopsied safely and painlessly, with faster results, without the need for a painful invasive procedure.

Ion™ will also be complemented by our state-of-the-art linear endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). This platform helps to ensure complete cancer diagnosis and staging in a single setting, avoiding multiple visits and delays in treatment.

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How we work with doctors

Meet our team

Our medical centre is supported by the expertise of leading consultants and multidisciplinary teams. Our teams are able to identify and diagnose complex conditions quickly and with accuracy.