SIR-Spheres Treatment for Liver Cancer
SIRT is a non-surgical outpatient therapy that uses radioactive microspheres, called SIR-SpheresÂ®, to deliver radiation directly to the site of the liver tumors. This unique, targeted therapy spares healthy tissue while delivering up to 40 times more radiation to the liver tumors than would be possible using conventional radiotherapy.
In this three-minute video, Dr. Navesh Sharma, assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, explains how SIRT works and what is involved in the procedure.
This page was last updated: August 7, 2013