Tumor diagnosis and treatment
At Baltimore Vascular Care, we offer comprehensive care for oncology patients, including tumor diagnosis and treatment. Our state-of-the-art outpatient center also provides tumor-related treatment.
Interventional Oncology Services in Baltimore, MD
Chemoembolization is a minimally invasive treatment currently used for liver cancer treatment. It delivers a high dose of cancer-killing drug (a chemotherapeutic pharmaceutical) directly to the tumor. Using imaging technology for guidance, our physicians thread a tiny catheter up the femoral artery in the groin into the blood vessels supplying the liver tumor. The embolic agents keep the chemotherapy drug in the tumor by blocking the flow to other areas of the body. This allows for a higher dose of chemotherapy drug to be used, because less of the drug is able to circulate to the healthy cells in the body.
Paracentesis and Thoracentesis
Paracentesis is a procedure used to remove peritoneal fluid in the abdominal cavity. Thoracentesis is a procedure used to remove excess fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. Both procedures are performed under ultrasound guidance at Baltimore Vascular Care, in a pleasant and comfortable environment.
A biopsy is the removal of a tiny piece of tissue to determine the presence or extent of a disease. Baltimore Vascular Care performs biopsies of the liver, kidneys, thyroid, superficial lymph nodes, lung, and other areas of the body under ultrasound or CT guidance.
Ablation refers to treatments that destroy tumors without removing them using heat or cooling. These techniques are often used in patients with no more than a few small tumors. Often, ablation can be done without surgery by inserting a needle or probe into the tumor through the skin. The needle or probe is guided into place with ultrasound or CT scanning. This type of treatment typically does not require a hospital stay.
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