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Interventional Oncology

At ImageCare Radiology, we are proud to offer advanced interventional oncology in New Jersey, providing innovative and minimally invasive cancer treatment options. Our dedicated team utilizes the latest in medical technology to deliver targeted treatments that focus on quality of life and reduced recovery times.

What is Interventional Oncology?

Interventional oncology is a subspecialty within radiology that plays a significant role in cancer care. As one of the most rapidly growing areas of cancer treatment, interventional oncology offers an array of procedures that can treat tumors directly and with minimal invasion. These techniques are often used as part of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, complementing traditional methods such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.Digital illustration of a detailed 3D rendering of a human’s lungs with the left lung highlighted by a targeting reticle

Interventional oncology procedures use imaging techniques such as CT scans, ultrasound, and MRI to guide small instruments like catheters or needles precisely to the treatment site. This level of accuracy allows for targeted therapy directly at the tumor site, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues and reducing side effects compared to conventional treatments. For patients, this often translates into shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery times, and a quicker return to daily activities, making it a compelling option among cancer treatment options.

What Conditions can Interventional Oncology Treat?

Interventional oncology treatments can manage a variety of cancers and conditions. These innovative procedures are particularly effective for treating liver cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, and bone cancer. Interventional oncology treatments can also be used to treat conditions like vascular malformations and debilitating pain caused by cancer, enhancing a patient’s quality of life.

Some of the most common interventional oncology treatments include:

Radiofrequency ablation: This technique uses electrical energy to heat cancer cells, effectively destroying them

Transarterial chemoembolization: Targets the liver tumor by injecting concentrated doses of chemotherapy directly into the liver, simultaneously blocking the blood supply to the affected area to starve the tumor of nutrients

Yttrium-90 radioembolization: A form of interventional radiology therapy that involves delivering radioactive microspheres into the arteries that feed a tumor, particularly effective for treating liver tumors

Cryoablation: This method freezes the tumor cells to kill them, typically used for kidney and lung cancers

These interventional oncology treatments not only focus on destroying cancer cells but also aim to preserve organ function and improve overall survival rates. The choice of treatment depends on the type and stage of cancer, the overall health of the patient, and other individual factors.

Contact Us for Interventional Oncology Treatment

ImageCare Radiology has multiple locations, making access to cutting-edge interventional oncology treatments both convenient and efficient. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest in medical imaging and intervention technology, staffed by a team of specialists who are committed to providing the highest standard of care.

If you or a loved one is exploring cancer treatment options, consider the innovative and minimally invasive approaches offered by interventional oncology. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how IO treatments can be part of your comprehensive cancer care plan. Let ImageCare Radiology be your partner in your journey to recovery and better health. Call us or visit our website to find a location near you and take the first step towards effective, personalized cancer treatment.