Interventional oncology is the treatment of cancer and cancer-related problems using minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed under imaging guidance. These procedures are performed by board-certified physicians specializing in interventional radiology.
Interventional radiology services include:
Cancer diagnosis using imaging-guided biopsy techniques
Cancer treatment using locally targeted treatments to a variety of organ systems. This includes advanced tumor ablation, radiofrequency ablation, alcohol ablation, as well as chemoembolization
Palliative care, including drainage tubes, feeding gastrostomy tubes and venous access
John Stoddard Cancer Center, a service of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, works in partnership with the Interventional Oncologists at Iowa Radiology.