The expanding role of interventional radiology in the supportive care of the oncology patient: from diagnosis to therapy.

@article{Coldwell2005TheER,
  title={The expanding role of interventional radiology in the supportive care of the oncology patient: from diagnosis to therapy.},
  author={Douglas M. Coldwell and Patrick E Sewell},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={169-73}
}
Interventional radiology (IR) plays an increasing role in the supportive care of the cancer patient from the placement of catheters to treating the offending tumor via image-guided methods. These methods entail the use of both local and regional means, with thermal ablative technology comprising the former and intra-arterial embolization with radioactive particles the latter. Direct placement of the radiofrequency or cryotherapy probes into tumors that are accessible using computed tomography… CONTINUE READING
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