Interventional oncology is now considered the fourth pillar of oncology. This is a fast-growing field where minimally invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures are performed. Some common IR procedures in oncology include :
Transarterial Chemoembolisation (TACE): The procedure involves delivering chemotherapy directly to the liver tumour through a catheter placed in the hepatic artery.
Transarterial Radioembolisation (TARE): The procedure involves injecting tiny beads containing radioactive material through a catheter.
Portal vein embolization: The blood flow is selectively stopped to one of the liver lobes by embolizing the right or left portal vein.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and Microwave Ablation (MWA): Ablation procedures are usually performed for liver tumours and benign bone lesions.
Biopsy of all tumours
Drainage of Collections
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