Interventional Radiology Procedures


Chemoembolization
Chemoembolization is a palliative treatment for tumors found in the liver. This can be a tumor that started in the liver (primary liver cancer or hepatoma) or a liver tumor that has metastasized (spread) from another area of the body. These tumors often cannot be destroyed by chemotherapy given into the veins, radiation or surgery.
Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure performed by interventional radiologists that uses heat to destroy tumor cells.
Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)
TIPS is a shunt used to decrease the pressure in the veins of the stomach and esophagus, which can become enlarged (called varices) and cause life threatening bleeding.

News
Procedure reduces pain, disability in patients with osteoporosis, aids in multiple myeloma

Mar 17, 2010 - Vertebroplasty is associated with reduced pain and disability in patients with osteoporosis and vertebral collapse, and is also useful in treating vertebral compression fractures in patients with multiple myeloma, according to research presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, held from March 13 to 18 in Tampa, Fla.



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