• Cancer Care

  • Interventional radiology is advancing cancer diagnosis and treatment at St. Anthony North Health Campus.

    Here are some of the ways it’s being used here at St. Anthony North Health Campus:

    • Image-guided biopsies. Some masses are difficult to biopsy. Our interventional radiologists use CT fluoroscopy (real-time X-rays) to advance a needle into the smallest of masses and obtain a diagnosis.
    • Port catheters. Cancer treatment often calls for frequent central venous (large vein) administration of medications. Working with oncologists, our interventional radiologists can use ultrasound and X-ray guidance to place a port through a small chest incision to make this process easier.
    • Cryoablation. For some cancer patients, interventional radiology can be used to deliver a cold gas that freezes the tissue surrounding certain tumors. This can help in the treatment of renal, liver, lung and bone cancers
    • Microwave and radiofrequency (RF) ablation. The benefits of this procedure parallel those of cryoablation, but heat—not extreme cold—is used to kill the tumor
    • Arterial embolization. This procedure injects micron-sized particles (with or without chemotherapy) into the arteries supplying the tumor. It is used most often in the treatment of liver masses such as hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic disease.

  • Interventional Radiology

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    If you have further questions or need referral assistance, please call our scheduling department at 720-627-3222.

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