These procedures provide curative and palliative treatment of cancer and cancer-related problems using image-guided, minimally invasive therapies. As such, interventional radiologists have become an integral part of the multidisciplinary team approach to cancer patient care.
Catheter-directed treatment of tumors in the liver (primary or metastatic) delivering occlusive particles with or without chemotherapy to kill malignant cells and improve survival.
We are the only authorized users of this intra-arterial treatment of liver cancer (primary or metastatic) delivering radioactive yttrium-90 particles to the tumors even after chemotherapy has failed with great effectiveness in an outpatient setting.
Procedures that involve burning or freezing tumors in the lungs, liver, kidneys, bones and other organs.
Additional interventions include image-guided biopsy, port placement for systemic chemotherapy administration, procedures for management of malignant fluid collections in chest (pleural effusions) and abdomen (ascites), percutaneous biliary drainage and biliary stent placement for malignant obstructions, and percutaneous placement of gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy tubes.
Interventional techniques include placing tubes in the urinary tract to divert urine or cross blockages in the kidneys and ureters. We work together in some cases with Urologists performing renal stone treatments to optimize the treatment outcome.
Biliary drainage and stenting
Percutaneous gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy