Y-91 Radioembolization at Alamogordo Imaging Center:
At Alamogordo Imaging Center, our Radiologists are very experienced in using Y-91 Radioembolization to treat patients with liver cancer and other tumors throughout the body. This procedure delivers tiny particles of yttrium-90 directly to tumors, causing them to shrink or disappear without damaging healthy tissue nearby. Our Radiologists are board certified with expertise in neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, and breast imaging, as well as Y-91 Radioembolization, which allows us to provide care for more than just common ailments such as arthritis and bone problems in addition to cancer care.
What Is Embolization?
Radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat many types of cancer. It is most often used to treat liver tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Embolization works by blocking the blood flow to the tumor or AVM, which eventually leads to its death. This prevents it from growing any larger and may shrink it.
What Is A Radioembolization Procedure?
What is a Radioembolization? A radioembolization procedure, also known as Y-91, is used to treat cancerous tumors. This type of treatment involves injecting tiny particles of radioactive material directly into the tumor in order to destroy it. The small particles bind to the cancer cells and kill them without harming healthy cells in other parts of the body. The radioactive material used in this procedure is called microsphere and is injected directly into the tumor with a special needle.
Who Can Be Treated With A Radioembolization?
The treatment is recommended for patients with liver cancer that cannot be surgically removed. It can also be used to treat patients with advanced cancers in other parts of the body that have spread and could not be treated adequately with other treatments. Radioembolization has been shown to shrink tumors and extend survival times by shrinking or destroying tumor cells. The process involves injecting tiny particles containing a radioactive substance, called a yttrium-90 resin microsphere, into the bloodstream.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
Radioembolization Y-91 takes about an hour and a half to complete. During the procedure, an interventional radiologist will put a catheter into a blood vessel in your groin. Then, they will thread it up through the bloodstream to the liver tumor. This can be done using X-rays or an ultrasound machine to track their progress.
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The Y-91 Radioembolization procedure targets tumors and obstructions in the hepatic artery without causing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The procedure is performed by inserting a catheter through the femoral artery that emits yttrium-90, a radioactive isotope, into the liver tumor or obstruction. Our Radiologists will work with you to determine if your condition qualifies for this procedure.
How Much Does It Cost?
For patients with unresectable liver cancer, the cost of Y-91 Radioembolization is $12,500. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes one day to complete. It may require a few days of hospitalization if you have significant medical problems or other underlying conditions.
How Are Clients Handled During Recovery?
Our clinical staff works closely with your doctor to make sure you are safe and comfortable during the procedure. We give you the best possible care so you can recover quickly. You will be monitored for any changes in your health during the hospital stay. Your diet is carefully planned to meet your needs and maintain your weight. We provide a wide range of rehabilitative services from physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy to help you return to normal activities as soon as possible.