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BACKGROUND Many primary tumors may cause liver metastases, which are generally treated with surgical resection and/or chemotherapy. After resection of liver metastases in patients with colorectal carcinoma, 5-year survival rates are achieved in 25-38%, and two-thirds of patients will experience recurrent metastases. We examined percutaneous, minimally(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the local tumor control and survival data for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) of colorectal liver metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR imaging-guided LITT was performed in 603 patients (mean age, 61.2 years) with 1,801 liver metastases of colorectal cancer. Survival rates were(More)
Purpose: To evaluate a treatment protocol with repeated transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) before laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) in patients with unresectable liver metastases too large for LITT alone. Materials and Methods: A total of 162 patients with unresectable liver metastases (the largest lesion smaller than 80 mm in diameter, no more than 4(More)
PURPOSE To compare findings on superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO)-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) images of the head and neck with those from resected lymph node specimens and to determine the effect of such imaging on surgical planning in patients with histopathologically proved squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the complications from laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) of malignant liver tumors and demonstrate that LITT is safe as an outpatient procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS During 8 years, 899 patients with malignant liver tumors were treated with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided LITT. A total of 2,132 LITT procedures were performed(More)
MR-guided laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) is a percutaneous, minimally invasive treatment modality for treating liver lesions/metastases, soft tissue tumours and musculoskeletal lesions. In this group, MR-guided LITT is currently performed under local anaesthesia on an out-patient basis with a specially designed saline-cooled laser(More)
The rationale and results for interstitial therapies via interventional MRI in the treatment of tumors in various regions are presented. Different interstitial treatment techniques are presented based on varying technologies both for tumor ablation and treatment monitoring. Data are presented based on 335 patients, 29-84 years of age (mean age 59 years, 196(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the local tumor control rate and survival data for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided laser ablation of breast cancer liver metastases by using laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT). MATERIALS AND METHODS MR-guided LITT was performed in 232 female patients with 578 liver metastases from breast cancer. Survival rates were(More)