More than 90% of people diagnosed with lung cancer do not survive because it is often found at an advanced stage. Robotic-assisted bronchoscopy allows for earlier detection of lung cancer with greater accuracy than traditional methods. Using this procedure, physicians can view and biopsy small nodules in the periphery of the lungs via a hand-controller, which helps to diagnose and subsequently treat lung cancer at its smallest and earliest stage.  It is an extremely powerful tool that combines traditional visual endoscopic views of the lungs with computer assisted navigation based on 3D models of the patient’s own lung anatomy.