Radioembolization with Y-91 at Alamogordo :
Alamogordo Imaging Center uses the Y-90 radioembolization therapy (Y-91) to treat patients with liver cancer, primary and metastatic tumors in the liver, and liver cysts. Radioembolization, a minimally invasive treatment that delivers radioactive microspheres directly to the site of tumors or other lesions, has been shown to shrink tumors and relieve pain and inflammation in patients who can no longer tolerate traditional therapies or have failed surgery or chemotherapy.
What is Neuroradiology?
Neuroradiology is the branch of medical imaging concerned with the study of anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system. The field includes diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for many neurological conditions. Some examples are brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, cerebral aneurysms, and vascular malformations.
Neuroradiologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, or blood vessels in the head or neck region. They may also provide consultation to other physicians who diagnose or treat these conditions.
Where Can You Have Radioembolization?
Alamogordo Imaging Center offers Radioembolization using Y-91. Radioembolization is a treatment for cancer and other diseases that are sensitive to the effects of radiation. Our Radiologists are board certified in neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, and breast imaging which means they have expertise in diagnosing these conditions. Plus, we offer high-quality services and our prices are affordable.
How Is Embolotherapy Performed?
Radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers a radioactive substance to the tumor site. It can be done in an outpatient setting and doesn’t require general anesthesia. The process takes about one hour, and you can go home afterward. In most cases, there are no side effects after treatment. Radioembolization is usually used for patients who cannot undergo surgery or radiation therapy because of their health condition or age; it’s also appropriate when the tumor has not responded to other treatments. Radioactive particles are injected through a thin catheter into the blood supply of the liver tumor under imaging guidance so they can be absorbed by cancer cells while they are still small enough to kill them.
How Do I Know if I Should Consider Embolotherapy?
When you are diagnosed with a liver tumor, your doctor will consider many treatment options. One of these options is Radioembolization using Y-91. This treatment can be used to shrink or prevent the growth of a tumor in the liver. Various factors will determine whether you are a candidate for this treatment, including the size and type of your tumor as well as your overall health condition. For more information about what determines if you should consider embolotherapy, call Alamogordo Imaging Center and schedule an appointment today!
FAQs About Embolotherapy:
What is Radioembolization? Radioembolization is a procedure used to treat tumors in the liver, lungs, or other areas by blocking off the blood supply to the tumor. It is done by injecting radioactive material (Y-90) directly into the artery supplying the tumor. The technique is also called embolotherapy. Why Choose Radioembolization? Radioembolization can be used as an alternative to surgery for some cancers of the lung and liver, when surgery may not be an option because of advanced age, poor health, or other reasons. How does it work?
Are There Any Side Effects or Risks Associated With Radioembolization?
There are no known side effects or risks associated with Radioembolization, but there is always a risk of bleeding and infection. Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your treatment. You may also experience fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea during this time. This usually passes within 1-2 weeks after your treatment.