From the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation & Fibroid ReliefA new research center for MR-guided focused ultrasound ablation at the University of Virginia is aiming to become a leader in translational and clinical research for emerging interventional procedures.
You can tell by the titles of special focus sessions planned for the 2008 RSNA that program committee chair Dr. Robert M. Quencer sees an opportunity to use the sessions to examine tough issues affecting clinical imaging practice.
Efficient planning that considers variables and prognostic factors proves vital in RF tumor ablation A group of radiologists from Seoul learned some important lessons from more than 3000 radiofrequency ablation procedures carried out in patients with hepatic tumors during the past decade.
Pairing chemoembolization with radiofrequency ablation improved survival in patients with unresectable hepatocellular cancer, according to a multidisciplinary group based at Shangdong University in Jinan, China. Their study results demonstrated how tumor microarchitecture could be manipulated to boost localized therapy.
Tumor ablation is defined as the direct application of chemical or thermal therapies to achieve substantial tumor destruction. Modalities such as ethanol ablation, radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation, and cryoablation have been used widely, primarily for the management of hepatic neoplasms.