Interventional Radiology in the Management of Liver Disease

The mainstream perception of radiology is as a diagnostic tool to see into parts of the body where our eyes can’t. Used that way, it’s the most effective way of diagnosing a broken bone, or locating a malignancy.  

But interventional radiologists can also manage complications of liver disease. Previously, people with advanced liver cirrhosis would need to undergo a lengthy surgery that tied together two abdominal veins to reduce bleeding and pressure. Interventional radiologists can now place stents through a tiny incision in the neck to achieve the same goal. The interventional radiologists at UCSF have worked to improve the durability of the procedure.

Interventional Radiologists are also key in the treatment of liver tumors. Learn how this is accomplished and about the work of UCSF Interventional Radiology in this discussion of how interventional radiologists treat liver tumors.

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