December 8, 2017

Yttrium-90 (Y-90) Cancer Treatment Now Available at Our Park Club Lane Location

At Great Lakes Medical imaging, we continue to set the bar for world class patient care. We are proud to announce that we offer Yttrium-90 selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) in our outpatient Park Club Lane location. In fact, we were the first providers in New York State to administer Y90 from the comforts of an outpatient clinic and the fifth in the country. Additionally, our doctors at GLMI are specially trained in transradial catheterization techniques, meaning the entire procedure can be performed through a tiny entry point at the wrist, rather than the more conventional groin site. This results in improved patient comfort and fewer access site related complications.

What Is SIRT (Selective Internal Radiation Therapy)

Selective internal radiation therapy, or SIRT, uses microscopic resin beads (SIR-Spheres) as a means to carry radioactive element Y90, used to treat certain types of liver cancer. These Y90 impregnated spheres deliver a dose of internal radiation to tumors up to 40 times greater than conventional external beam radiation therapy, all while better sparing healthy tissue. This maximizes the treatment’s effectiveness and reduces the risk of injury to the liver. 

Who is a candidate for the treatment?

This treatment is indicated for patients with certain types of liver cancer including HCC, metastatic colorectal cancer, and metastatic neuroendocrine tumor. As every patient’s scenario is unique, the medical team at Great Lakes Medical Imaging would be happy to help you decide if this treatment is best suited for your condition.

How It Works

If you would like more information on whether or not you are a candidate for Y90 SIRT, please contact us.