High-frequency energy passes through the needle causing the surrounding tissue to heat up killing the nearby cells. Radiofrequency ablation may be used to treat cancers in the bone, liver, kidney, prostate and lung. It is typically an option when surgery isn't possible.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure for cancer that uses electrical energy and heat to destroy cancer cells. During radiofrequency ablation, imaging tests are used to guide a thin needle through the skin or an incision and into the cancer tissue.
Kyphoplasty is when a balloon is inserted into the compressed vertebra under CT or fluoroscopicguidance. Your doctor may recommend this procedure if you have suffered a fracture due to trauma or have significant height loss caused by a fracture.
Endovascular coiling is a procedure that blocks blood flow to an aneurysm. It is a more recent treatment for brain aneurysms and has been used in patients since 1991.
A thin, flexible catheter is placed into a blood vessel in the upper thigh and a substance called contrast material is injected into the catheter. The radiologist uses real-time X-ray to see the arteries and then guides the catheter to the arteries that supply blood to the fibroid. A solution of polyvinyl alcohol particles is then injected into those uterine arteries through the catheter. These particles build up in the targeted arteries and block blood flow to the fibroid.
Interventional radiology is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery. These procedures help thousands of patients who are not able to undergo surgery. Interventional radiology procedures have benefited many with heart disease, osteoporosis, tumors, as well as other conditions. For these patients, an interventional radiology procedure may provide the same benefits as surgery without the stress of a surgical operation.
Some of the benefits to an Interventional radiology procedure are:
The most common health problems that can be diagnosed and /or treated by interventional radiology.
Interventional radiologists have developed procedures that can help a number of medical conditions including shrinking fibroid tumors, opening clogged arteries and reducing or eliminating the pain of osteoporosis.
Several of the more common interventional radiology procedures are embolization, angioplasty, stent grafting, tumor embolization, fibroid embolization, vertebraplasty and selective internal radiation therapy.
The members of Acadiana Radiology Group have achieved specialized training and experience in Neuroradiology and Interventional radiology. With over 20 year’s experience, our radiologists have helped many people live healthier lives through interventional radiology alternatives.
Our interventional procedures include, but are not limited to:
Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
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MRI, CT Scan, Pet Scan, UltraSound, Mammogram, Nuclear Medicine, etc...
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Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a procedure that blocks blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. It is also referred to as uterine artery embolization.
For women who are not planning a future pregnancy, UFE is a possible option instead of surgery.
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Selective Internal Radiation Therapy using SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres enables radiation, which is often used to treat cancer, to be delivered directly into the liver tumors by using the tumor’s own blood supply. Once injected, the microspheres are carried to the small blood vessels of the tumor where they lodge and emit radiation to kill the tumor cells.