What is robotic bronchoscopy?

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One of the major new advances that came about really toward the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 is a technology called robotic bronchoscopy, which is a variation of an old technique of bronchoscopy but using three-dimensional imaging and it's almost like GPS for your lung where lung nodules now, even smaller ones, ones that are being picked up by screening or incidentally can now be biopsied with virtually no threat of lung collapse and spots that perhaps would have been watched because of difficulties of diagnosis can now be sampled and identified much earlier with an essentially outpatient procedure with very little, if any, chance of complication.