We offer therapy for oncology patients, including radiofrequency
ablation, which uses heat to destroy tumors and can be applied to
lesions of the liver, lung and kidney.
Other therapies include trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE), which
uses drug-eluting beads to deliver high concentrations of
chemotherapeutic drug directly to the tumor.
Over the past few years, the department of radiology at The Miriam
Hospital has made significant investments in expanding in- and
outpatient vascular and interventional radiology services by adding
several attending physicians, acquiring new equipment and technology,
and offering more minimally invasive image guided procedures.
For oncology patients, expanded services include image guided
percutaneous radiofrequency and microwave ablation procedures for the
treatment of tumors. State-of-the-art catheter-based procedures for the
treatment of tumors, including selective internal radiation therapy and
transarterial chemoembolization, are also available.
“We’ve also expanded the services we offer to women, including uterine
artery embolization to treat symptomatic fibroid disease. And, of
course, we continue to provide endovascular treatments for peripheral
arterial disease and stroke,” says Bryan Jay, MD, director of vascular
and interventional radiology at The Miriam.
The department recently acquired, through a grant from The Miriam
Hospital’s Women’s Association, the Penumbra device for the minimally
invasive treatment of stroke. Interventional radiologists at The Miriam
are also experts and leaders in the endovascular treatment of deep vein
thrombosis, and The Miriam is one of only two hospitals in the state to
participate in the ATTRACT trial for the treatment of iliofemoral deep
Jay says, “Our main expansion has really been the addition of staff so
that we can continue to grow and deliver the highest levels of care to
our patients and minimally invasive procedures, which are not only safer
and better for the patient, but also help to minimize their hospital
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