Interventional radiology (IR) uses minimally-invasive procedures to diagnose and treat disease, utilizing visualization technologies such as X-ray fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound to look below the surface of the skin. Interventional oncology is a particular focus that MTV IR physicians pursue within this broader field of interventional radiology.
Our Focus is to Fight With You
The specialists at MTV IR do not exclude other aspects of IR, but focus their efforts on the needs of the oncology patient in their fight against cancer. This can mean using IR to perform biopsies or drain fluids, but can also include more sophisticated procedures used to control tumors and prevent progression of the disease.
Precision where it counts.
MTV IR specializes in these more high-end procedures. Sometimes they involve precise catheter work to deliver chemotherapy or radiation therapy directly to tumors in the liver to kill them or shrink them prior to surgical resection. Sometimes the procedures are used to help manage pain resulting from tumors that have metastasized. The procedures themselves are all performed in a state-of-the-art center, working hand-in-hand with oncologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists to provide the highest possible level of care for patients.