Interventional Radiology Oncologist Consultation
Specialty physician consultation – 1-hour examination and assessment with related review and treatment recommendations.
Interventional Radiology (IR) is a sub-specialty within radiology where minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are completed using image guidance, such as X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, and other technologies.
Interventional Radiology (IR) procedures offer very targeted, comfortable, safe, and effective alternatives to surgery and can generally be performed through either a needle or a small catheter instead of an incision.
IR begins with the initial diagnosis of cancer, and involvement now extends into the 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.
New, advanced procedures allow IR to actually treat tumors, delivering chemotherapy directly to the affected organ.
Catheter delivered therapies, chemoembolization, killing the tumor with heat via radiofrequency ablation, and other applications target and treat cancer without harming the healthy cells in the body.
The total cost of interventional radiology oncologist consultation includes a one-hour consultation with a specialist.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.