Minimally Invasive Treatment for Liver Cancer

Y-90 delivers one dose of internal radiation up to 40 times higher than conventional external beam therapy while sparing healthy tissue.

How Does the Treatment Work?

  • A Rose Interventional Radiologist inserts a micro catheter through the femoral artery to precisely administer millions of micro-particles containing radiation to the hepatic arteries
  • Delivers radiation directly into liver tumors by using the tumor’s own blood supply
  • Maximizes treatment’s effectiveness and reduces the risk of injury to healthy tissue
  • Can be used in conjunction with systematic chemotherapy 

Who is a Candidate for Y-90?

  • Indicated most commonly for patients who have liver metastasis from colon cancer in which the metastasis cannot be surgically removed 

What is the Benefit for the Patient?

  • Typically administered as an outpatient procedure
  • Entire procedure takes about 90 minutes
  • Most patients return home four-to-six hours following treatment
  • Shown to extend life expectancy of patients with liver metastasis
  • Most insurance companies generally cover cost