Interventional radiology involves diagnostic and therapeutic techniques using special instruments and imaging guidance (fluoroscopy, digital angiography, CT, MRI, PET) for precise targeting. This translates into minimally invasive techniques, less complications, shorter hospitalization, lower cost and greater comfort for the patient. The interventional radiology department at Metropolitan Hospital is fully organized, modern and one of the most advanced in Europe.
INTERVENTIONAL ONCOLOGY AT METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL
Interventional oncology is a new interventional radiology subspecialty which aims to diagnose and treat the cancer in a targeted yet minimally-invasive manner.
At Metropolitan Hospital, the interventional oncology department works closely with the medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology departments.
All diagnostic biopsies and aspirations as well as interventional therapeutic and palliative care procedures are performed under imaging guidance, which includes CT, MRI, color sonotomography, fluoroscopy, digital subtraction angiography or a combination of these.
Most procedures are performed under twilight anesthesia and analgesia, which is determined by anesthesiologists, and patients are hospitalized in the one-day clinic or overnight.
Organ biopsies (liver, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands, abdominal and retroperitoneal tumors, lymph nodes, lung, chest and mediastinal tumors, tracheal, soft tissue, extremity tumors, bone tumors)
Transjugular liver biopsy
Plugged biopsy in patients with coagulation disorders.
Β. Treatment and palliation of cancer
Metropolitan Hospital is a forerunner in interventional oncology, since it has extensive experience and follows international developments in this field.
The interventional radiation department operates 24/7, consisting of experienced doctors, nurses and technicians, secretarial support and state-of-the art equipment. Each patient’s treatment is individualized and is based on international medical data, while decisions are made by a multidisciplinary team made up of the treating doctor, a medical oncologist, a radiotherapist and a surgeon.
Georgios N. Papageorgiou
Interventional Radiology Department Director Metropolitan Hospital
Telephone: +30 2104809207, +30 2104809856
9 Ethnarchou Makariou & 1 Venizelou Streets, 18547 Neo Faliro
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