Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Becomes New Jersey’s First Hospital to Offer Next-Generation Technology for Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer   

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Becomes New Jersey’s First Hospital to Offer Next-Generation Technology for Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer

March 26, 2024

Revolutionizes lung biopsy procedures for precise targeting and sampling of areas with suspected cancer

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center is now the first hospital in New Jersey to offer and utilize the groundbreaking Galaxy System for earlier lung cancer diagnosis.

Lung cancer is currently the second most common type of cancer in the United States, as well as being the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. However, physicians often face challenges in effectively identifying and biopsying lung nodules, which can lead to delayed diagnoses and make the treatment process more complex.

“Hackensack Meridian Health is New Jersey’s largest integrated health care network, and once again, we are bringing the latest technology to our medical centers,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “Being the first to bring this technology to New Jersey and the communities we serve further distinguishes our network as a health care leader and destination for exceptional, high-quality care.”  

The Galaxy System, by Noah Medical, represents a cutting-edge robotic platform that surpasses existing robotic technologies in guiding physicians to precisely locate lung nodules. Its innovative “Tool-in-Lesion” TiLT+ Technology demonstrated exceptional performance in the recent MATCH study publication, achieving 100% success in navigating to lesions, a 100% diagnostic yield, and a remarkable 95% accuracy in tool placement within the lesion.

"With the introduction of the Galaxy System, our surgeons at Bayshore Medical Center will significantly enhance their ability to diagnose and treat lung nodules at earlier stages," stated Caitlin Miller, President and Chief Hospital Executive at Bayshore Medical Center. "Our dedication to bringing this world-class technology to Bayshore Medical Center is a testament to our passion and commitment to offering the best in medical advancements to our community hospital. I am so proud that Bayshore Medical Center is New Jersey’s first hospital to utilize the latest technology.”

Bayshore Medical Center will now diagnose and treat lung nodules sooner and reduce the potential for infection thanks to Galaxy’s single-use bronchoscope, the first of its kind in robotic bronchoscopy.

“Lung Cancer is the most lethal cancer in both men and women, and diagnosing it at the earliest stage possible makes all the difference in survival.” Dr. Faiz Bhora, MD, chief of thoracic surgery and central region chair of surgery, completed this first use of the NOAH Galaxy. “With this new technology, we are now able to offer our patients the most advanced biopsy procedure to help identify lung cancer as early as possible. This results in more patients getting the necessary treatment they need sooner.”

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