Y90 Therapy Now Available at SRMC

SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres Therapy Now Available at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center


Treatment Improves Survival Time and Provides New Hope to Patients with Metastatic Liver Tumors


Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the availability of Selective Internal Radiation Therapy, (SIRT) for the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George and surrounding areas. SIRT is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure performed in Interventional Radiology here at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. It is indicated for patients diagnosed with inoperable colorectal cancer which has metastasized to the liver. SIRT also known as radioembolization, yttrium90 or Y-90, is also being used to treat other types of cancers such as choliangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and neuroendocrine.

Radioembolization involves a small catheter being advanced through a blood vessel in the leg directly to the tumor area of interest. Then microspheres containing the radioactive isotope yttrium-90 (Y-90) are injected directly into the tumor. Y-90 delivers beta radiation directly to the tumor and stops blood supply to the tumor. These radioactive microspheres administer a dose of internal radiation, while sparing healthy tissue. After the delivery of radiation the catheter is removed and the procedure is completed. Patients are kept calm and comfortable during the procedure and usually takes about an hour.

We work collaboratively with the Oncologist to ensure our patients are receiving the best care available. If you feel as if this may benefit you or your patient please give us a call at (540) 498-4269.

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