Transarterial Chemo-embolization (TACE)
What is transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)?
Chemoembolization is a procedure that allows a dose of chemotherapy drugs to be administered directly to your tumor. This procedure allows for the chemo drugs to be given to the tumor and lessens the side effects associated with chemotherapy. TACE is most often used to treat liver tumors.
How is TACE done?
An anesthetic (numbing medicine) will be applied to your skin. Dr. Christenson will make a small incision in your groin then thread a catheter (small plastic tube) from your groin into the artery...
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they offer the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages as well as a patient’s immediate response to therapeutic interventions.
Vascular Malformation Sclerotherapy/ Embolization
What are vascular malformations?
Vascular malformations are blood vessels that did not develop normally before birth. The abnormally developed vessels can be arteries or veins; they may even include lymph vessels. Even though these abnormal vessels are present at birth, you may not know you have them until later in life.
What are the symptoms?
Venous malformations (abnormal veins) can cause pain, swelling, or changes in skin color. They can also bleed or leak fluids. Arterial malformations (abnormal arteries) can cause pain and bleeding. They can...