Interventional radiology (IR) can be used to locally treat FLC tumors without major surgery.
Interventional radiologists can reach virtually every organ in the body by inserting small needles, wires or catheters through tiny incisions in the skin. IR doctors use medical imaging techniques, such as ultrasound, CT and MRI, to guide their instruments to the precise location of a tumor. As a result, doctors can complete a procedure or give treatment right where a patient needs it. Some of the benefits of interventional radiology include a reduction in the cost, recovery time, pain, and risk to patients who would otherwise need traditional open surgery.
IR techniques used in FLC
Interventional radiologists use a variety of techniques to treat cancers like FLC. These include:
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