Interventional Radiology in Oncology

  • O. J. O'Connor
  • J. M. Buckley
  • M. M. Maher
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 143)

Since its development as a sub-speciality within radiology, Interventional Radiology (IR) has played an increasingly important role in caring for the patient with cancer. This role begins with initial diagnosis of cancer and involvement now extends into minimally invasive treatment of malignancy alone or in combination with other treatment modalities. IR has established a very important role in the management of complications incurred during many oncological treatments. This chapter provides an updated overview of the scope of IR in the management of the oncology patient.


Oncology Patient Malignant Pleural Effusion Percutaneous Biopsy Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage Central Venous Access 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. J. O'Connor
    • 1
  • J. M. Buckley
    • 1
  • M. M. Maher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity College CorkIreland

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