Interventional Radiologists Treating Liver Cancer


Did you know that interventional radiologists—like the doctors at Precision VIR—are playing a huge role in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)? An article on Star2.com explains how radiologists are increasing survival rates at different stages of HCC. Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), a leading treatment for HCC, is traditionally recommended only for intermediate stage liver cancer according … Continue reading Interventional Radiologists Treating Liver Cancer

Interventional Oncology


Introduction Precision Vascular & Interventional offers new and expanded opportunities to investigate cancer therapies that use imaging technology to diagnose and treat localized cancers in ways that are precisely targeted and minimally or non-invasive. By use of advanced imaging technologies located at the Clinical Center, including cutting-edge magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), … Continue reading Interventional Oncology

Mediports


Overview A mediport is a small medical device implanted beneath the skin, to give chemotherapy, to receive blood transfusions or draw blood, and to receive IV fluids or IV medications. The port consists of a reservoir which attaches to a catheter, a thin, soft plastic tube. The catheter connects the port through a vein in … Continue reading Mediports

Percutaneous Minimally Invasive Biopsy


Overview Percutaneous biopsy is minimally invasive, causes little pain and requires usually a tiny incision. Most percutaneous needle biopsy procedures are performed with image guidance, with x-rays, ultrasound or CT. Patients undergo percutaneous biopsy procedures while awake or with moderate sedation. Many patients resume their normal lifestyle and routine the same day of the procedure. … Continue reading Percutaneous Minimally Invasive Biopsy

Colorectal Cancer


Overview Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, occurs in the colon or rectum. As the graphic below shows, the colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. Colon cancer, when discovered early, is highly treatable. Even if it spreads into nearby lymph nodes, surgical … Continue reading Colorectal Cancer

Secondary Hepatic Malignancies


Overview Many recent advances in medicine and surgery have made it possible to successfully treat, and sometimes cure, cancers that were previously considered incurable. At Precision Vascular & Interventional, these advances have been incorporated into a multidisciplinary approach that can offer treatment for most patients who have developed metastatic liver lesions from malignant tumors such … Continue reading Secondary Hepatic Malignancies

Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer


Overview Hepatocellular cancer (HCC) is the fourth most common cancer in the world. Age-standardized incidence rates vary from 2.1 per 100,000 in North America to 80 per 100,000 in China. In the United States, it is estimated that there will be 35,660 new cases diagnosed in 2015 and 24,550 deaths due to this disease. There … Continue reading Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer