The Northwestern Medicine Department of Interventional Radiology provides a wide range of minimally invasive treatment procedures, including:
Interventional oncology uses imaging technologies that use MRIs, computed tomography (CT) scans and positron emission tomography (PET) scans to target tumors. Northwestern Medicine offers minimally invasive angiographic techniques and treatment options at various stages of cancer treatment.
These techniques may be used alone or in combination with chemotherapy and radiation to prepare the body for receiving an organ transplant, or as palliative care.
Our multidisciplinary team treats patients with bone, kidney, lung and liver tumors to destroy the tumor (ablation) or by blocking blood vessels to cut the tumor off from its blood supply (embolization).