Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington: Interventional Radiology identifies and treats diseases in almost all organ systems through minimally invasive procedures. Our diagnosis and treatment process is simple: We use advanced technology to target abnormal areas of your body, introduce a contrast agent, then use high-powered radiation to destroy the disease while sparing healthy tissue. Because it’s so precise, radioembolization has an extremely low risk of complications, making it safe and effective for treating cancerous growths as well as benign conditions like blood clots.
Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington or RBE is a minimally invasive procedure that treats a variety of cancers and life-threatening conditions. This new treatment, which is the first to use radioisotopes in the United States, is called Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington. This drug targets tumor without damaging other organs or tissues.
This technique can be used to treat a variety of conditions including tumors in the liver, lungs, brain, breast, and prostate.
What is Radioembolization?
Radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers radiation directly to the tumor from within the blood vessel. The radiation is delivered in very small particles, or microspheres, which are then injected into the bloodstream. They travel through the body and lodge themselves in the tumor where they emit radiation as they disintegrate. Radioembolization is an effective treatment for many cancers, including liver cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer.
Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington is a new form of radioembolization that relies on radioactive isotope yttrium-90 (Y-90) instead of standard radioactive iodine (I). It has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat liver cancer metastases with minimal or no response to other treatments.
How does it work?
Radioembolization is a technique that uses a catheter to deliver radioactive material to the site of malignant growths. At the site of malignant growths, the radioactive material blocks off the blood flow and destroys all tissues in that area. This procedure can be used on tumors throughout the body and works without damaging any surrounding healthy tissue. Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington has been developed as an alternative to whole abdominal radiation with significant advantages over traditional treatments such as chemotherapy or surgery.
A team at Yale has developed a new type of radionuclide that may prove beneficial to patients undergoing radioembolization therapy.
Radioembolization Y-90 Farmington is indicated in the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma, unresectable pancreatic carcinoma, and locally recurrent head and neck cancer. It may also be used in other cancers not listed above when all of the following are met:
* The tumor is accessible by a vascular approach
* There is no evidence of distant metastases
* There is no evidence of brain or spinal cord compression
How It Is Done?
Radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure performed to treat clots or cancerous tumors in the liver. The embolic material, often yttrium-90 (Y-90), is delivered through a catheter inserted into an artery in the groin. It then travels to the problem area and blocks off blood vessels supplying the tumor or clot, which then leads to its death.
What to Expect During Recovery:
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and requires only a few hours of recovery time. Patients are typically discharged within 2 hours of their treatment. Patients will feel some pain in the abdomen but this is usually relieved with medication. Most patients can resume normal activities within 3 to 5 days.
1. What is Radioembolization?
Radioembolization is a treatment that uses radioactive particles, such as iodine or yttrium, to destroy cancer cells. It is considered an interventional radiological procedure because it is done by inserting a catheter into the blood vessels and injecting the embolic agent directly into the tumor. The radioactive material accumulates in the tumor, which destroys it from within.
2. What are some of the benefits of Radioembolization?
Radioembolizations can be less invasive than traditional surgery with shorter recovery periods and minimal side effects like pain and bleeding. The radiation also may be less intense than other forms of radiation therapy so patients can maintain their quality of life while undergoing treatment.