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NI hospital offers new procedure for diagnosing lung cancer

A new technique for detecting lung cancer without the need for surgery is helping patients in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

A thin flexible telescope, called an endobronchial ultrasound, is inserted through the patient's mouth and provides camera pictures and ultrasound images.

Samples can also be taken which can lead to faster diagnosis.

Dr Terence McManus uses the device in the South West Acute Hospital.

Julian Fowler reports for BBC Newsline.

  • 17 Jan 2013