We are excited to announce that Alamogordo Imaging Center offers radioembolization Y-91 for patients with liver malignancies. Our state-of-the-art facility allows our surgeons to administer Y-91 through the hepatic artery directly into the tumor. This minimally invasive technique offers unparalleled accuracy and precision, eliminating the risk of damaging adjacent organs or causing tissue damage that can lead to complications during surgery and long-term side effects. To learn more about Y-91 or any of our other services, contact Alamogordo Imaging Center at 575-434-4000 and schedule your consultation today!
What is Radioembolization?
Radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat cancerous tumors. Radioembolization uses a special contrast agent called yttrium 90 (Y90) that is injected into the tumor and binds to the blood vessels supplying it. The yttrium 90 creates lesions in these blood vessels, causing them to clot and shrink over time. This treatment also prevents new blood supply from coming into the tumor, which ultimately causes it to die.
The 6 Most Common Treatments
If you have been diagnosed with a tumor, your doctor will recommend a treatment plan that is best for you. Common treatments for different types of tumors include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and radioembolization. Radioembolization is the process of injecting tiny particles into the tumor that work to block the blood supply to the tumor from the inside. Radioembolization Y-91 is now available at Alamogordo Imaging Center.
How Long Does a Procedure Take?
A typical radioembolization procedure takes about four to six hours. During the procedure, the physician will place a catheter into the femoral artery and advance it through the body until it reaches the desired organ. The physician will then administer yttrium 90 microspheres through the catheter while simultaneously taking images of your organs. After that, they will withdraw and remove the catheter from your body.
What Happens After Treatment?
After a radioembolization procedure, patients are typically discharged the same day or the following morning. Patients may experience mild side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These symptoms should subside within one to two days and are easily managed with medication prescribed by the doctor. Our staff is available for support 24/7 during this time and will help answer any questions you may have about your treatment.
What if I Need Another Form of Radiation?
Radioembolization Y-91 Alamogordo Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses ionizing radiation to kill tumor cells. Radioembolization Y-91 was designed specifically for use in liver cancer treatments, and it’s now available at the Alamogordo Imaging Center. If you need another form of radiation, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about radioembolization y-91.