Interventional radiologists at Lankenau Medical Center also play a role
in the care of many patients with musculoskeletal tumors. Interventional
radiology procedures used in the management these tumors include:
Image-guided thermal ablation. This is
a minimally invasive treatment approach that involves
the direct application of extreme heat (radiofrequency
ablation) or cold (cryoablation) to destroy tumor
tissue. During the procedure, imaging techniques such as
computed tomography (CT) are used to help guide the
ablation instrument into the tumor.
Tumor embolization. This procedure
shuts down the blood supply to a tumor. It is sometimes
done shortly before surgical removal of a bone tumor.
The procedure decreases blood loss during surgery and
makes it easier to see the margins of a tumor, helping
to ensure complete removal.
To schedule an appointment at the Musculoskeletal Tumor Center, call
866.CALL.MLH or use the online
appointment request form. Instructions for new patients are
Lankenau Cancer Center
Schedule an appointment with a Lankenau cancer specialist:
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.