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The field of interventional oncology with use of image-guided tumor ablation requires standardization of terminology and reporting criteria to facilitate effective communication of ideas and appropriate comparison between treatments that use different technologies, such as chemical (ethanol or acetic acid) ablation, and thermal therapies, such as(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation is an accepted treatment for non-surgical patients with liver cancer. The purpose of this study was to identify the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of malignant lung tumours. METHODS Between July 1, 2001, and Dec 10, 2005, a series of 106 patients with 183 lung tumours that(More)
There is little published long-term survival data for patients with colorectal liver metastases treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA). We present a multivariate analysis of 5-year survival in 309 patients (198 male, aged 64 (24–92)) treated at 617 sessions. Our standard protocol used internally cooled electrodes introduced percutaneously under combined(More)
Image-guided tumor ablation has become a well-established hallmark of local cancer therapy. The breadth of options available in this growing field increases the need for standardization of terminology and reporting criteria to facilitate effective communication of ideas and appropriate comparison among treatments that use different technologies, such as(More)
Six existing minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of primary and secondary malignant hepatic tumors--radio-frequency ablation, microwave ablation, laser ablation, cryoablation, ethanol ablation, and chemoembolization--are reviewed and debated by noted authorities from six institutions from around the world. All of the authors currently believe(More)
BACKGROUND Liver resection is the treatment of choice for patients with solitary colorectal liver metastases. In recent years, however, radiofrequency ablation has been used increasingly in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases. In the absence of randomized clinical trials, this study aimed to compare outcome in patients with solitary colorectal(More)
Untreated patients with colorectal liver metastases rarely survive 3 years, and the 3-year survival rate for patients treated with chemotherapy is 3%. The best survival rates are for the small subgroup that has operable disease, i.e., 39% at 5 years. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) offers a new opportunity to destroy liver metastases in patients who are not(More)
These guidelines are dedicated to the memory of Professor Keith Buchanan who devoted his life to the study of neuroendocrine tumours. N Clinical examination to exclude complex cancer syndromes (for example, multiple endocrine neoplasia 1 (MEN1)) should be performed in all cases of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), and a family history taken (grade C). N In all(More)
PURPOSE One-year, two-year, three-year, and four-year survival rates and median survival time for patients with inoperable liver metastases from colorectal cancer is 32, 10, and 3 percent and 7.4 to 11 months, respectively. Systemic chemotherapy produces a modest improvement to 48, 21, and 3 percent and 12 months, respectively. Regional chemotherapy(More)
Our objective was to quantify water volume using magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) sequences and apply this to secretin-stimulated studies with the aim of quantifying pancreatic exocrine function. A commercially available single-shot MRCP sequence was used in conjunction with a body phased-array coil and a 1.5-T MR system. Signal intensity(More)