Dr. Nicholas Inverso has begun practicing at the Penn State Medical Group Endoscopy Center in State College. Inverso presents two new therapeutic endoscopy treatments to Penn State Health patients in the Centre Region.
Across the University, Penn State experts are working together to make significant changes in science and medicine. A new series of Penn State Impact videos highlights some of the collaborative research ongoing at Penn State. The newest video, "Advancing Surgery," shows how collaborative efforts among University researchers in engineering, materials science and medicine aim to improve endoscopic surgeries by shrinking surgeons' tools as well as patients' recovery time.
When lung cancer is suspected in a patient, physicians typically rely on imaging tests such as chest x-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans to diagnose and stage the disease. Obtaining a complete and accurate diagnostic picture is vital, since treatment decisions depend on information about a tumor’s size, type, location, stage, and aggressiveness.