The Center for Interventional Oncology offers new and expanded opportunities to investigate cancer therapies that use imaging technology to diagnose and treat localized cancers in ways that are precisely targeted and minimally or non-invasive.
By use of advanced imaging technologies located at the Clinical Center, including cutting-edge magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and computed tomography (CT) - combined with the capability to use all three technologies simultaneously to navigate a therapeutic device through the body, the new center’s goal is localized treatment and drug delivery.
The new center is intended to provide a forum for and encourage collaborations among research and patient-care experts in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology and interventional radiology. Educational and training opportunities are part of the program.
The Center for Interventional Oncology is a collaboration involving the Clinical Center (CC), NIH’s clinical research hospital in Bethesda, Md., the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).