Orthopaedic oncology interventional services: opportunities and challenges

Author(s): Zainab Tambuwal Bello, Dr (Professor) Rajesh Botchu, Dr Rajashekar Gowni, Stella Lewis

Hospital: Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

Reference: RAD Magazine 49, 473, 15-16


Orthopaedic oncology is the management of musculoskeletal tumours using a plethora of techniques aimed at improving survival rate and enhancing quality of life for patients.

Orthopaedic oncology interventional services are a branch of interventional radiology that are integral to diagnosis and management, using image-guided minimally invasive procedures. Interventional services play an essential role in oncology management along with radiotherapy, surgical and medical oncology in the care of cancer patients. These interventional procedures can be performed using image guidance (fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT and, in some cases, MRI).

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