Interventional Oncology/Radiology Therapies
|Orange Regional Medical Center
707 East Main Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Interventional radiology uses X-rays and other imaging techniques to "see" inside the body while the guide narrow tubes (catheters) and other very small instruments through body to the site of a problem, treating a variety of medical disorders without surgery. Procedures performed by Interventional Radiologists (IRs) are generally less traumatic to the patient, involving smaller incisions, less pain and shorter hospital stays.
Interventional Oncology/Radiology is the fourth arm of cancer therapies which includes medical, surgical and radiation oncology. As part of a multidisciplinary team approach in the treatment of cancer and cancer related disorders, Orange Regional specializes in using image guided, minimally invasive surgery, utilizing the most advanced diagnostic and molecular imaging techniques, and non-invasive therapies.
Orange Regional offers an array of localized, minimally invasive procedures including:
Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)
localized destruction of tissue (tumors) by radio frequency waves or heating
localized destruction of tissue (tumors) by freezing
image guidance treatment delivering cancer treatment (chemotherapy) directly to the tumor through its blood supply
Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)
image guidance treatments to target and treat malignant tumors in the liver directly via it's blood supply using particles coated with radiation
Interventional Oncology/Radiology offers an alternative to the surgical treatment of many conditions and can result in shorter recovery times and less hospitalizations.
These services are performed in the Interventional suite.
To read more about Interventional Oncology Services and additional Oncology Services, please view our 2011 Oncology Annual Report.