Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington:
A minimally invasive treatment option that can be used to treat an extensive range of diseases, Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington, uses radioactive microspheres to help treat diseases in almost all organ systems of the body. With this procedure, physicians inject these microspheres into the bloodstream, and they travel through the circulatory system until they reach the site of the disease, which they then help reduce or eliminate. This treatment not only helps improve patient’s quality of life but also helps save patients money as it’s generally more affordable than surgery or other invasive treatments.
What is radioembolization?
Radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers radiation to tumors or other localized areas of disease. The procedure is performed by injecting tiny particles of radioactive material, called seeds, directly into the bloodstream via a catheter inserted into the femoral artery. These seeds travel through the blood and lodge themselves at the site where they are needed.
When do I need radioembolization?
The Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington procedure is used to treat tumors that are resistant to other treatments or that have spread and cannot be removed by surgery. It can also be used to treat cancers such as multiple myeloma and prostate cancer that has metastasized. Radioembolization is a very effective, minimally invasive treatment option with limited side effects for patients. The amount of radiation a patient will receive depends on the size and location of the tumor.
How is it performed?
The Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington is a treatment for certain types of cancer. It is performed by injecting radioactive material (Y-90) into the tumor using a catheter. This process will cause the cells to die from lack of blood supply and destroy the tumor.
What are the risks?
The risks associated with Radioembolization are the same as with any other form of radiation treatment. There is a risk of developing cancer, but this is very rare. The most common side effects are nausea and fatigue.
Where can I find more information?
Interventional Radiology is a specialty of radiology that treats disease through the use of minimally invasive procedures. Radioembolization is one such procedure, where y-90 erythrocytes are injected into the artery supplying blood to an area of cancerous tissue. The radiation emitted by y-90 travels with the bloodstream and deposits doses selectively to the target region, resulting in tumor destruction without damaging surrounding healthy tissues.