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April 1, 2011



Interventional Radiologists: Y-90 Liver Cancer Treatment Effective
Interventional radiologists have confirmed the effectiveness of a liver cancer treatment that has shown results were chemotherapy has failed. Treating liver tumors with higher doses of intra-arterial yttrium-90 radioembolization, which can be done on an outpatient basis, was shown to be effective and help preserve the patient’s quality of life, according to a study presented this week at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 36th annual scientific meeting in Chicago. .

 

Vein-opening Treatment Deemed Safe for MS Patients
While angioplasty is best known for cardiac patients, opening veins to allow for better blood flow could be good for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients as well, according to a new study.

 

Leukemia Joins Radiation Risks for Interventionalists
Interventional radiologists have long suspected ionizing radiation has detrimental effects on them, including cataracts, radiodermatitis, and hand depilation. A study published in the European Journal of Radiology provides proof for those suspicions and expands the exposure risks.