Treating the "Untreatable" at the Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions

Published on in Cardiac Connection

Two doctors at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are saving lives by exploring an uncharted area of medicine.

Yoav Dori and Maxim ItkinSome medical advances are so big, so groundbreaking, that they have the power to improve the health of millions around the world: vaccines, antibiotics, surgical anesthesia, organ transplantation.

Others — like the breakthrough lymphatic imaging and intervention procedures developed and performed by CHOP pediatric cardiologist Yoav Dori, MD, PhD, and Maxim Itkin, MD, an interventional radiologist at Penn Medicine — may not have as widespread an impact from the start, but they’re no less important to the children they save and their families.

Read about the specialized imaging technique Dr. Itkin and Dr. Dori developed that's saving lives and guiding the exploration of the lymphatic system in CHOP's 2015 Annual Report.