Image-guided biopsy is used for patients with suspected cancer. It makes the process of extracting tissue for further examination easier for the patient. In most cases, these minimally invasive surgical techniques can eliminate the need for a major surgery or a hospital stay. RMI’s interventional specialists are experienced in image-guided abdominal, breast, and thyroid biopsies, among others.
Excess fluid accumulations in the body are sometimes symptoms of cancer, infections, heart disease, liver or kidney disorders, or other conditions. Doctors sometimes study fluid from these accumulations to diagnose disease. Drainage may also be a part of the ongoing treatment program for patients with cancer or other conditions.
Image-guided drainage procedures use medical imaging methods to guide insertion of a drainage needle to the site of the fluid accumulation. For patients requiring longer-term or frequent drainage, a drainage tube or port may be installed. These ports may also be used for delivery of drugs that treat certain types of cancer.
Paracentesis: Port installation in and/or drainage of the abdominal cavity.
Thoracentesis: Port installation in and/or drainage of the chest cavity.
Abscess Drainage: Drainage of infected accumulations of fluid in the body. This procedure often includes installing a drainage tube.