Y90 Radioembolization

We are currently the only outpatient clinic in Colorado capable of performing the Y90 radioembolization procedure. Embolization is performed to cut off or disrupt the blood supply in order to shrink or kill a tumor.

A Y90 treatment is a form of targeted radiation therapy utilized to treat liver cancer tumors. Microscopic radioactive spheres are injected through a catheter directly into the blood vessels that feed the tumor, simultaneously cutting off the blood supply and radiating the tumor at the same time. Once there, they emit radiation for a period of about a month, killing the tumors from the inside. The name Y90 comes from tiny beads that contain a radioactive substance called Yttrium-90.

Success rates vary widely depending on the type of cancer treated and the type of embolization performed.