Interventional radiology refers to therapeutic procedures which are done using fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT or MRI guidance.
Some interventional radiologic procedures for palliation in patients with cancer include: drainage for malignant obstruction of renal and biliary tracts, dilatation and stenting for malignant occlusions of the gastrointestinal, renal and respiratory tracts, feeding gastrostomy, palliative embolization to control pain, hemorrhage, hormone production and reduce tumor bulk.
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