A PET scan is an imaging technique that can show how body tissues are working, as well as what they look like. It can help to diagnose and assess the severity of a cancer. In this scan, a radioactive tracer may be injected, swallowed or inhaled, depending on which organ or tissue is being studied by the PET scan.
Uses radiation to treat NETs that have developed in the liver. It is similar to hepatic chemoembolization but instead of chemotherapy it uses radiation to block the blood supply to NET cells in the liver. This process stops the tumor from releasing its hormones into the blood system. Also known as hepatic artery embolization (HAE).
A process which uses heat made by radio waves to kill cancer cells. RFA is given using a probe (electrode) that is injected through the skin into the tumor. The electrical current from the probe heats the cancer cells to high temperatures, which destroys them.