Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington:
Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington is an interventional radiology treatment that uses embolization to treat tumors and other vascular diseases. It’s performed by injecting tiny metal beads coated with radioactive material directly into the artery feeding blood to the tumor or arterial disease site (the procedure’s called embolization). Since the metal beads are metal, they stay put and stop the blood supply to the tumor or disease area while still allowing normal blood flow throughout the rest of your body.
A look at radioembolization:
This treatment can help patients with cancer that has spread to the liver and lungs, who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy. Radioembolization, also known as Radioactive Iodine Therapy (RIT), delivers a high dose of radioactive iodine to the cancerous tumor and destroys it with a small dose of radiation.
How yttrium 90 works:
Yttrium 90 (Y-90) is a radioactive isotope that kills cancer cells by heating them to the point of destruction. It does this by attaching to cancer cells and being drawn into the cell’s nucleus where it releases large amounts of energy destroying the cells’ DNA, resulting in the death of the tumor.
Yttrium 90 can be used to treat liver cancers such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), cholangiocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, lung cancers such as nonsmall cell lung carcinoma and small cell lung carcinoma
It can also be used to treat prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and bone tumors.
Where do radioactive beads go:
Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radioactive beads to block the ability of cancer cells to get enough blood, which leads to their death. These radioactive beads are injected into the bloodstream through a catheter and travel throughout the body before stopping at their destination – the tumor site where they emit radiation and shrink the tumor. The radioactive beads are then absorbed by the body’s natural defenses, leaving no permanent damage or danger to other organs or tissue as they pass through other areas of the body.
Why does it work:
Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington works by inserting a catheter into the blood vessels that feed the tumor and slowly infusing the substances, which kill the cancer cells in your body. This process can take up to two hours, but it will only take a few minutes for you to be back to normal after this procedure is complete. Radioembolization treatments are minimally invasive and help patients return to their daily routine more quickly than traditional surgery procedures. Radioembolization treatments are effective in treating liver cancers, lung cancers, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and other types of cancers as well.
The safety record of yttrium 90 radioembolization (RE):
Interventional Radiology at our hospital provides a wide range of state-of-the-art treatments for diverse medical issues, such as cancer and many other serious diseases. When used to treat cancerous tumors, the procedure is called radioembolization or Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington. In a nutshell, radioembolization can be described as injecting radioactive material into tumor blood vessels to cut off their blood supply.