SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres are administered under local anaesthesia by a specially trained healthcare professional who

    • makes a small incision, usually into the femoral artery near the groin (A)
    • guides a microcatheter to the pre-specified site in the hepatic artery (as identified during the pre-treatment planning) (B)
    • administers SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres through this catheter (C).

Some description

The whole procedure may take around 60-90 minutes.

After completion,

  • it is recommended that patients have a scan to confirm the placement of the SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres.
  • patients should be monitored for a few hours and most patients are discharged within 24 hours.


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