Radioembolization of HCC and Liver Mets

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer in adults, most often having metastasized to the liver from another site. These tumors have traditionally been difficult to treat.

Radioembolization—also known as selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT)—is a procedure performed by an interventional radiologist using imaging guidance. Yttrium 90 (a pure beta particle emitter) is injected into the liver to treat primary and metastatic lesions. The procedure is not curative, but patients benefit by extending their lives and improving their quality of life.

 


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