Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) involves delivery of tiny radioactive particles to the liver. This is approved for the treatment of liver tumours that cannot be removed by surgery Vascular oncology is a term used to describe treating tumours via their own blood supply. By targeting the blood supply treatment can be applied directly to the tumour which, not only concentrates therapy but reduces the harm to the rest of the body.

It is a two stage procedure, usually 1 to 3 weeks apart. The 1st stage involves an angiogram and embolisation to ensure that any blood vessels that are not directly feeding the tumour are blocked off. During the 2nd stage, the treatment is delivered using tiny resin or glass beads – less than the width of a human hair – containing a radioactive element (Yttrium-90 (Y90) to treat the liver tumours directly. The microspheres tend to lodge in the small vessels within the tumour and deliver their dose of radiation for a period of approximately two weeks.


Why choose to have a SIRT (liver radioemobolisation) procedure with Christie Oncology Imaging?

The experience Christie Oncology Imaging ‘ experience has in delivering SIRT is unrivalled in the UK. We have performed the most SIRT procedures out of all the private health care providers in the UK and offer advanced personalised dosimetry, which is not available in other private health are institutions in the UK. We are also pioneers in radial access (access in the wrist rather than the groin) for SIRT which allows for quicker discharge after your procedure.


How do I pay for my liver vascular procedure?

We welcome both insured and self-pay patients 


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