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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)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of our article are to review our experience with radiofrequency ablation of renal cell carcinoma and to assess size and location as predictors of the ability to achieve complete necrosis by imaging criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 6-year period, 100 renal tumors in 85 patients underwent radiofrequency ablation at a single(More)
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)
OBJECTIVES Previous attempts at meta-analysis and systematic review have not provided clear recommendations for the clinical application of thermal ablation in metastatic colorectal cancer. Many authors believe that the probability of gathering randomised controlled trial (RCT) data is low. Our aim is to provide a consensus document making recommendations(More)
Small renal cell carcinomas of less than 4 cm diameter have been detected increasingly in asymptomatic patients because of the widespread use of cross-sectional imaging. Radical or partial nephrectomy is generally considered the reference for the treatment of a solitary renal cell carcinoma. However, for those patients who are not candidates for surgery,(More)
I I i p o o m r w t p i a m s h r r o k p PREAMBLE The membership of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Standards of Practice Committee represents experts in a broad spectrum of interventional procedures from the private and academic sectors of medicine. Generally, Standards of Practice Committee members dedicate the vast majority of their(More)
Percutaneous abscess drainage is a safe, effective, and widely used technique for the treatment of patients with abdominal or pelvic sepsis. The majority of abdominal and pelvic abscesses afford reasonably straightforward access and are amenable to percutaneous drainage. However, requests are occasionally received for drainage of abscesses or fluid(More)
PURPOSE To report the authors' early experience with radio-frequency (RF) ablation of renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four percutaneous RF ablation treatments for nine tumors were performed in eight patients with renal cell carcinoma. Indications included coexistent morbidity, previous surgery, or solitary kidney in patients with a life(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is used to obtain local control of small renal masses. However, available long-term oncologic outcomes for RFA of RCC are limited by small numbers, short follow-up, and lack of pathologic diagnoses. OBJECTIVE To assess the oncologic effectiveness of RFA for the treatment of(More)
PURPOSE To assess image quality and radiation dose reduction with hybrid iterative reconstruction of pediatric chest and abdominal computed tomographic (CT) data compared with conventional filtered back projection (FBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 234 patients (median age, 12 years; age range, 6 weeks to 18 years) underwent chest and abdominal CT in(More)