the BiPlane in cancer treatment
Unlike major surgical procedures, interventional radiology treatments are done through one or more small incisions with minimal pain and a shorter recovery time. The interventional radiology team can use the BiPlane for image guidance during cancer treatment. A long needle is inserted directly into the tumor site and delivers either heat or cold energy to burn or freeze a tumor. Another treatment option uses a pinhole incision in the groin or wrist, and uses a catheter to deliver high doses of chemotherapy or radiation directly to the tumor site. The interventional radiology team works closely with the oncologists at Lovealce Cancer Center to treat patients with various tumors, such as tumors of the liver, kidney, bone, soft tissue an lungs or tumors that have traveled to the liver from somewhere else in the body.
For more information about Lovelace Cancer Center please call 505.727.7000.
Biplane imaging uses digital x-ray technology with two flat-panel rotating cameras, providing a detailed 3D portrait of the patient’s blood vessel and soft tissue anatomy. This technology allows physicians to map blood flow through the vessels in real time and quickly determine blockages or malformation.
procedures & treatment
Interventional radiology is a medical specialty that uses image guidance to offer minimally invasive procedures for a variety of diseases as an alternative to traditional surgery. It can also be a solution for patients who want an alternative to traditional surgery or who are not strong surgical candidates. Here is a list of possible conditions and treatments when the interventional radiology teams uses the BiPlane during a patient's treatment.
- Blood clots
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Needle Biopsy
- Pain relief
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
- Prostate artery embolization
- Pulmonary embolism
- Selective internal radiation therapy
- Uterine artery embolization
- Varicoceles & male infertility
- Varicose veins
- Vertebral fractures
For more information, or to schedule an appointment please call 505.727.8966.