Interventional radiology in oncology: the history of development and modern state of the problem


In a relatively short period of existence, today interventional radiology has become an integral component of modern oncology. Interventional radiologist possesses a broad variety of highly effective minimally invasive techniques including diagnostic and therapeutical, supportive and special antineoplastic procedures. These techniques applied either alone or with other oncological treatment modalities frequently demonstrate results comparative with curative surgery. The paper presents employed in the clinical oncology interventional and hybrid techniques gaining the advantage in fields of survival, occupational and social rehabilitation and hospital costs. Consider the nature and frequency of complications, the feasibility and priority of the clinical application of IR technologies in various fields of practical oncology.