Interventional Radiologists become a critical part in the diagnosis and treatment of Cancer. Biopsy plays a critical role in determining the stage and type of cancer involved. The safest way to perform a biopsy is under imaging: Ultrasound, CT, and Fluoroscopy. Our teams of physicians work very closely with the Oncologists to ensure you receive the best care.
Interventional Radiologists treat many cancers by limiting or stopping the blood flow to the diseased organ. By diminishing the flow, the cancer has little blood and nutrients to grow. Although many times this is not a curative process, it does provide the benefit of reducing the growth and spread of certain tumors.
MIMIT physicians perform Radiofrequency Ablations (RFA) for inoperable tumors. RFA offers a nonsurgical, localized treatment that kills the tumor cells with heat, while sparing the healthy tissue. Thus, this treatment is much easier on the patient than systemic therapy. Radiofrequency energy can be given without affecting the patient's overall health and most people can resume their usual activities in a few days.
Certain tumors can be treated by injecting Chemotherapy drugs directly into the tumor via the blood supply. By delivering drugs directly into the organ’s blood supply, Interventional Radiologists help limit the whole body or ”Systematic“ effect of giving drugs through an IV. This target therapy delivers better results and is less toxic for the patients.