Tough on cancer, kind on patients.
Interventional radiologists can perform a series of imaging procedures to treat cancers directly at tumor sites. They also place chest ports for medication delivery and blood draws during cancer treatments.
By using image guidance, our Interventional Radiologist provide an alternative to open surgery, that can treat cancerous tumors while also limiting possible injury to other body organs. This technique allows the treatment to be delivered to the appropriate area. Additionally, this treatment also benefits patients by reducing risk, cause less pain, and shortening recovery time.
Interventional radiology procedures may include the following for treating cancer and or relieve symptoms:
- Tumor ablation procedures: This treatment may be used to treat tumors or alleviate symptoms. Examples of this type of procedure include cryoablation and microwave ablation.
- Liver-directed therapies: Targeted treatment is delivered directly to liver tumors, sparing nearby healthy tissue and reducing some side effects.
- Vascular work: This treatment places stents, stop bleeding and block the flow of blood to or from tumor tissue to support chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
- Drainage catheters: Catheters are used to drain excess fluid and relieve uncomfortable symptoms.
- Bone and joint pain management: A variety of bone and joint injections, nerve blocks and fracture management techniques help relieve pain.