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.
Cryoablation involves the controlled freezing of a particular organ or area of a patient’s body to destroy cancer cells. Crozer surgeons use this procedure to treat a range of tumors.
The following Crozer-Keystone hospitals offer cryoablation:
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
501 North Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026