News

kidneys
Over the long term, patients who received percutaneous renal cryoablation had low recurrence rates with preserved renal function, according to a study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. The low recurrence rates and preserved renal function were seen even in patients… Read More
wrist and glove
The transradial approach appears to allow safe access and is feasible in patients undergoing hepatic chemoembolization, researchers reported in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Although the transradial approach is often used in coronary angioplasty and stent placement, it is… Read More
digestive system
Prophylactic temporary occlusion of the cystic artery with a detachable coil during yttrium-90 (Y90) radioembolization seems to be a feasible, effective way to limit the uptake of Y90 in the gallbladder. Researchers reported their findings in CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. Radiation… Read More
risk assessment
Albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) and platelet-albumin-bilirubin (PALBI) grades can accurately predict survival in high-risk patients undergoing conventional transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional… Read More
guideline
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) has published a quality improvement guideline for transarterial chemoembolization and embolization of hepatic malignancy. The guideline was developed via a literature search, followed by critical review of peer-reviewed studies and level of evidence.… Read More
liver
Transarterial radioembolization with yttrium-90 (Y90) microspheres shows promise as a safe, effective treatment for patients with unresectable combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC), a rare and aggressive form of primary liver cancer.  Researchers chose to investigate transarterial… Read More
lungs
Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) with superabsorbent polymer microspheres (SAP-MS) appears to be a well-tolerated and feasible palliative treatment for pulmonary and mediastinal metastases that result from breast cancer, researchers reported. Patients with pulmonary and mediastinal… Read More
liver
Younger patients with compensated cirrhosis may be best suited to benefit from radioembolization in a “bridge-to-resection” setting, according to PLoS One. In this retrospective study, researchers sought to determine which factors are linked with hypertrophy of the untreated lobe after unilateral… Read More
questions
Patients who were bridged/downstaged to orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) by transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) or yttrium-90 (Y90) radioembolization had similar outcomes, even though Y90 patients waited longer for OLT. The researchers also observed a trend towards improved recurrence-free… Read More
IV
In patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a regimen of prophylactic dexamethasone prior to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is more effective at preventing fever, anorexia, and nausea/vomiting than a control regimen. “To our knowledge, this is the first well-designed… Read More