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CANCER TREATMENT &
INTERVENTION

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CANCER TREATMENT &
INTERVENTION

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Cancer Treatment & Intervention Team

Utilizing the latest technology and techniques, our cancer treatment and intervention team coordinates care from multiple specialties including radiation oncology and medical oncology to facilitate leading edge cancer treatment.

Chemoembolization/Radioembolization (Y-90) | This non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure places chemotherapy or radiation and embolic agents (agents that block blood flow) into a blood vessel feeding a cancerous tumor to cut off the tumor’s blood supply and trap the chemotherapy or radiation within.

Image guided biopsy | A minimally invasive technique that uses imaging technology (CT/Ultrasound/MRI) to help locate a nodule or mass and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. A biopsy may be necessary when imaging tests cannot confirm that a nodule is non-cancerous.

PET/CT | Combines the metabolic activity results of a PET Scan with the precise anatomical localization of a CT Scan. This allows our physicians to pinpoint the exact location of cancerous tumors within the body.

Tumor Ablation | This minimally invasive treatment uses imaging guidance to place a needle through the skin into a tumor typically in the lung, liver, kidney or bone. Depending on method using microwave (heat), radiofrequency (heat) or cyrotherapy (cold) to destroy the cancer cells.

Vascular Access (Port Placement) | During this procedure a special catheter or port is placed into a blood vessel to allow blood to be drawn from or medication to be delivered into a patient’s bloodstream over an extended period. Vascular access spares patients the stress of repeated needle sticks and provides a painless way to draw blood or deliver medication such as chemotherapy.

To learn more about these procedures visit www.radiologyinfo.org

 

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