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Overview of thermal ablation therapy for focal hepatic neoplasms
Author(s): S. Nahum Goldberg

Paper Abstract

Percutaneous image-guided ablative therapies using thermal energy sources such as radiofrequency, microwave, high intensity focused ultrasound, cryotherapy, and laser have received much recent attention as minimally-invasive strategies for the treatment of focal malignancy in the liver. Potential benefits of these techniques include the ability to ablate tumor in non-surgical candidates, reduced morbidity as compared to surgery, and the potential to perform the procedure on an outpatient basis. This article will present an overview of the principles and techniques used for thermal ablation, as well as review the results of published clinical trials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2000
PDF: 33 pages
Proc. SPIE 10297, Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review, 102970D (24 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375214
Show Author Affiliations
S. Nahum Goldberg, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ctr./Harvard Medical School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10297:
Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review
Thomas P. Ryan, Editor(s)

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