X-RAY technology lets doctors see straight through human tissue to examine broken bones, cavities and swallowed objects. Modified X-ray procedures can be used to examine softer tissue, such as the lungs, blood vessels or the intestines. The X-ray camera uses the same film technology as an ordinary camera, but X-ray light sets off the chemical reaction instead of visible light.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization
What is uterine fibroid embolization?
Uterine fibroid embolization is a way to treat fibroids of the uterus without surgery. Fibroids are masses of fibrous muscle tissue in the uterine wall. These fibroids are often painful and cause heavy menstrual bleeding.
How is uterine fibroid embolization done?
In uterine fibroid embolization a small tube called a catheter is inserted in the groin area and guided to the blood vessels that deliver blood to the uterus. Once the catheter is in place, Dr. Christenson will infuse small particles into the vessel,...
Y-90 Radiotherapy for Liver Tumors
What is Yttrium-90 (Y-90) Radiotherapy?
Y-90 Radiotherapy is a special procedure that is done to treat tumors in your liver. In this type of treatment, tiny radioactive beads are injected into the vessels that supply your liver tumor with blood. The tiny beads will stay in the blood vessels around your tumor and allow radiation to reach the tumor(s) directly. Because these beads are delivered directly to your tumor, there is very little effect on the healthy parts of your liver or other tissues around your liver. The beads will put off radiation...