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The concept of interventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is based on the integration of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, favored by the combination of the excellent morphological and functional imaging characteristics of MRI. The spectrum of MRI-assisted interventions ranges from biopsies and intraoperative guidance to thermal ablation(More)
MRI information is widely used for the monitoring of thermal therapies, such as laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT). However, a detailed knowledge about the relationship between time/temperature exposure and resulting tissue thermal damage is needed to estimate the lesion extent. The aims of this work were to model the thermal response of(More)
Minimally-invasive, laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) of solid tumors represents a valid alternative to surgical procedures such as tumor resections. Within the framework of a palliative study on 16 patients, a total of 25 metastases in the liver were treated in an open MR system (0.5 T). The intraoperative scanner design allows patient-based(More)
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