Selective Internal Radiation Therapy

Our facility was first-in-state to introduce SIRT, or Radioembolization Therapy, for inoperable liver tumors and metastatic colon cancer to the liver to extend life-expectance in patients where surgery is not an option.

SIRT involves implanting radioactive microspheres into the liver tumor. The radioactive microspheres delivers a targeted dose over a short period of time. This treatment delivers up to 40 times more radiation to the liver than using conventional radiotherapy with minimal impact to the healthy liver tissue.

Following the procedure, patients rest for a few days and avoid any strenuous activity for 10 days. Most patients return to a normal level of activity in one to three weeks. Some common side effects are mild to moderate fatigue, pain and nausea for about a week.