IMAGE GUIDED INTERVENTIONS
WE ARE THE LEADERS IN IMAGE GUIDED INTERVENTIONS. IT IS OUR PASSION !!!
Our principal strength in image guided interventions and RF/MW ablation is well recognized with large scale referrals coming from multiple hospitals and institutions in the country. We follow international safety guidelines for all such procedures. We like to explain the procedure to patients who need a biopsy or RF/MW ablation. We consult other colleagues and believe in shared decision making. Most procedures are carried out on an outpatient basis and the patient stays in daycare for about 4 hours. Our yield rates for biopsies is in the range of 96%. Major complication rate requiring hospitalization is less than 1 in hundred.
Ablative therapies at RGCIRC since 2001
Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) And Microwave Ablation (MWA)
Experts at RGCIRC have pioneered the technique of Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) and Microwave ablation (MWA) to treat tumors. We were the first to introduce this revolutionary technology and so far we have treated more than 1000 patients. RFA/MWA is a relatively new treatment modality in cancer where thermal energy is used to kill cancerous tissue. It is a technique that causes cancer tissue death by a process of heating.
RFA/MWA has been specially used to liver cancer treatment. It is very successful in small primary liver cancers as well as metastatic liver cancers. Expert team at RGCI&RC has deployed this technique to treat primary and secondary lung tumors, bone tumors treatment, and small kidney tumors, and have had good success rates. Painful bony metastases can be treated and bone strengthening can be done with cementoplasty in the same sitting.
Please consult your doctor to know if you will benefit from RFA/MWA.
Often RFA/MWA is combined with chemotherapy for better results. In many situations RFA is a painless alternative to surgery without the trauma and hospitalization. Sometimes your medical condition may not allow you to undergo surgery. In these circumstances, RFA/MWA is an ideal technique. It requires hospitalization for a day and does not require general anaesthesia. The procedure can easily be done under conscious sedation or monitored anaesthesia. You will have to undergo some tests before the procedure and will be discharged the day after RFA.
If you have a small liver cancer of less than 5cm in size or small metastases to the liver from colon, breast or other cancers you may well be a candidate for RFA/MWA.
At RGCI&RC we are fully equipped to provide you comprehensive breast diagnostic services. Our reports indicate the level of suspicion for cancer based on American College of Radiology BIRADS categories. Apart from the USG guided FNACs and Biopsies, stereotactic biopsy procedures and guided wire localizations are also performed. We would leave a marker at the site of biopsy for guiding future therapies.
In cases an abnormality is detected on MR Mammography, we also have state of the art MR Guided biopsy system.
We carry out Vacuum Assisted Breast Biopsy (VABB) wherever necessary in line with international guidelines. This adds to the accuracy of in reaching a conclusion.
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