Interventional Radiology uses blood vessels as a pathway to diagnose and treat certain diseases - including cancer -- or abnormalities of arteries, veins, or organs. Sometimes referred to as angiography, these procedures use x-ray guidance and contrast agents to create images of vascular anatomy. Interventional radiologists work closely with referring physicians to perform procedures which may benefit the treatment of cancer.
Using catheters and guidewires, a number of procedures can be performed.
During Chemoembolization, chemotherapeutic drugs are delivered directly to cancerous tissue.
The following Crozer-Keystone hospital offers chemoembolization:
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013