Image-Guided Tumor Ablation
Interventional Radiology at Mass General offers image-guided tumor ablation, a minimally invasive, image-guided therapy used to treat many types of cancerous tumors.
For muscle and joint tumor ablation services, please call 617-726-6773.
For thoracic (chest) tumor ablation services, please call 617-724-4254 to schedule.
For tumor ablation therapies to help treat other types of cancer, please call 617-643-4723.
You will wait in the recovery room until you are completely awake and ready to go home. If you feel any pain following image-guided tumor ablation, we will give you pain medication either through your IV or by injection. Some patients require overnight observation in the hospital. When you are ready to go home, any mild discomfort you experience can be controlled by oral pain medications. If you feel nauseous after the procedure, we can help relieve you with medication. You should be able to resume your usual activities within a few days.