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BackTable is a knowledge resource for physicians by physicians. Get practical advice on Lung Cancer and how to build your practice by listening to the BackTable VI Podcast, reading exclusing BackTable Articles, and following the work of our Contributors.

Ep 437 Pulmera’s Journey From Concept to Clinical Impact with Dr. Bryan Hartley
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Lung Cancer Podcasts

Listen to leading physicians discuss lung cancer on the BackTable VI Podcast. Get tips, tricks, and expert guidance from your peers and level up your practice.

Episode #464

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Dr. Venkatesh Krishnasamy shares techniques and specific cases for challenging lung biopsies, his insights on mentorship, importance of multidisciplinary tumor boards, and the evolution of lung biopsy practices. Dr. Krishnasamy is an interventional radiologist and Director of Interventional Oncology at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

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Episode #437

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In this episode, host Dr. Bryan Hartley takes us on a deep dive into the origin story and mission of Pulmera, a medtech company dedicated to transforming the field of bronchoscopic lung cancer diagnosis by retrofitting existing fluoroscopy machines into cone beam CT-like scanners. Dr. Hartley is a vascular and interventional radiologist and co-founded Pulmera, alongside interventional pulmonologist Dr. Harmeet Bedi at Stanford.

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Episode #278

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In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews chest and interventional radiologist Dr. Robert Suh about his lung biopsy technique, including how he approaches pain management, and his take on the best way to seal the biopsy tract to prevent air leaks.

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Episode #257

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In this episode, Dr. Chris Beck interviews Interventional Radiologist Dr. Josh Kuban about his liver tumor ablation practice at MD Anderson Cancer Center, including how it's evolved over time with newer technologies. They also discuss patient workup for liver tumors, treatment with microwave ablation, and post-procedure follow up. Dr. Kuban shares why he uses microwave ablation technology, and the advantages of ablation confirmation software for these procedures.

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Episode #157

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In Part II of our Lung Biopsy Series Dr. Fred Lee and Dr. Christopher Beck discuss Pleural and Parenchymal Blood Patching to prevent Pneumothorax, including results of the recent JVIR article from Sept 2021.

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Episode #156

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We start off Part 1 of a 2 part series with Dr. Fred Lee discussing Percutaneous Lung Biopsy Technique, with tips and tricks to help your daily practice.

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Episode #7

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In Episode 7 we discuss Lung tumor ablation therapies with Dr. Stephen Hunt, MD, PhD, including practice building and devices.

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Lung Cancer Articles

Read our exclusive BackTable VI Articles for quick insights on lung cancer, provided by physicians for physicians.

Lung Biopsy Procedure Prep: Patient Communication, Medications & Device Selection

The key to a successful needle lung biopsy procedure is proper preparation. Interventional radiologist Dr. Robert Suh shares his approach to patient prep for lung biopsy, including pain control.

BioSentry Plug vs Blood Patching: Preventing Pneumothorax After Lung Biopsy

Pneumothorax is a common complication during a lung biopsy procedure. Dr. Robert Suh describes two distinct methods, BioSentry plug and blood patching, to manage this complication, and considerations for each approach.

The NeuWave Microwave Ablation System: A Quick Start Guide for IRs

Interventional radiologist Dr. Josh Kuban shares his workflow with the NeuWave microwave ablation system and provides his review of specific features, including the system interface, the ability to draw customizable margins, and the ability to upload mid-procedural scans.

Evolving Practices: Microwave Ablation with Multiple Probes & Ablation Confirmation Software

Along with the speed and efficiency associated with microwave ablation, the introduction of NeuWave’s ablation confirmation software significantly modifies the microwave ablation procedure workflow, allowing the use of multi-probe techniques, and larger ablation zones.

Pleural blood patch after CT guided lung biopsy

Blood patching began to emerge in the early 2000’s as a technique to reduce the incidence of chest tube placements subsequent to pneumothoraces, and has since been adopted in lung biopsy procedures. Blood patching is a technique in which the operator introduces the patient's own blood into the pulmonary space to promote coagulation of air passages created upon biopsy.

Pleural blood patch after CT guided lung biopsy

CT guided lung biopsy can be quite challenging. There is a risk of injuring the many pulmonary and intercostal vessels, the time consuming process of sticking the nodule, and determining what patients are viable candidates. Abdominal radiologist Dr. Fred Lee discusses the techniques his practice has used to improve their CT guided lung biopsies.

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Podcasts

Minimizing Complications for Challenging Lung Biopsies with Dr. Venkatesh Krishnasamy on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Pulmera’s Journey From Concept to Clinical Impact with Dr. Bryan Hartley on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Minimizing Complications for Lung Biopsies with Dr. Robert Suh on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Microwave Ablation for Liver Lesions with Dr. Josh Kuban on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Percutaneous Lung Biopsies: Pleural & Parenchymal Blood Patching with Dr. Fred Lee on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Iliofemoral Stenting: Decision-Making & Best Practices Explored with Dr. Kush Desai and Dr. Steven Abramowitz on the BackTable VI Podcast)

Articles

Lung Biopsy Procedure Prep: Patient Communication, Medications & Device Selection

Lung Biopsy Procedure: Patient Communication, Medications & Device Selection

BioSentry Plug vs Blood Patching: Preventing Pneumothorax After Lung Biopsy

BioSentry Plug vs Blood Patching: Preventing Pneumothorax After Lung Biopsy

The NeuWave Microwave Ablation System: A Quick Start Guide for IRs

The NeuWave Microwave Ablation System: A Quick Start Guide for IRs

Contributors

Dr. Stephen Hunt on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Stephen Hunt

Dr. Venkatesh Krishnasamy on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Venkatesh Krishnasamy

Dr. Josh Kuban on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Josh Kuban

Dr. Fred Lee on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Fred Lee

Dr. Robert Suh on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Robert Suh

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