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Transarterial Radioembolization (TARE)

  • Ryan Hickey
  • Robert J. Lewandowski
  • Riad Salem
Chapter

Abstract

Transarterial radioembolization (TARE) refers to the delivery of radioactive microspheres directly into an artery that perfuses a tumor or tumor-bearing tissue. In current clinical practice, radioembolization is employed almost exclusively for liver tumors, which include primary liver tumors such as hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as metastatic tumors to the liver. The radioactive microspheres become lodged within and around the tumor, resulting in tumor cell death through the effects of radiation. TARE is an outpatient procedure that provides favorable and often dramatic clinical outcomes across the spectrum of hepatic tumors. The procedure is well tolerated with few side effects.

Keywords

Radioembolization TARE 90Yttrium Brachytherapy Lung shunt fraction Hepatocellular carcinoma Portal vein thrombus Hepatic metastases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryan Hickey
    • 1
  • Robert J. Lewandowski
    • 2
  • Riad Salem
    • 2
  1. 1.New York University Langone School of MedicineDepartment of Radiology, Division of Vascular & Interventional RadiologyNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Division of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyChicagoUSA

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