Shraga Nahum Goldberg

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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)
PURPOSE To report complications encountered by members of a collaborative group who performed radio-frequency (RF) ablation in patients with focal liver cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Members of 41 Italian centers that were part of a collaborative group used a percutaneous internally cooled RF ablation technique and a standardized protocol for follow-up.(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness of radio-frequency (RF) ablation with that of percutaneous ethanol injection in the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-six patients with 112 small (< or = 3-cm-diameter) HCCs underwent RF ablation (42 patients with 52 tumors) or percutaneous ethanol injection (44 patients(More)
PURPOSE To assess technical feasibility, efficacy, and complications of percutaneous computed tomography (CT)-guided transthoracic radiofrequency (RF) ablation for treating inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and lung metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-six patients with 27 NSCLCs and four patients with five lung metastases underwent RF(More)
PURPOSE To describe the results of an ongoing radio-frequency (RF) ablation study in patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 117 patients, 179 metachronous colorectal carcinoma hepatic metastases (0.9-9.6 cm in diameter) were treated with RF ablation by using 17-gauge internally cooled electrodes. Computed(More)
PURPOSE To study local therapeutic efficacy, side effects, and complications of radio-frequency (RF) ablation in the treatment of medium and large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lesions in patients with cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS One-hundred fourteen patients who were under conscious sedation or general anesthesia had 126 HCCs(More)
Tumor ablation by using radio-frequency energy has begun to receive increased attention as an effective minimally invasive approach for the treatment of patients with a variety of primary and secondary malignant neoplasms. To date, these techniques have been used to treat tumors located in the brain, musculoskeletal system, thyroid and parathyroid glands,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility and safety of using cooled-tip electrodes to increase the volume of coagulation necrosis obtained or reduce the number of treatment sessions necessary with percutaneous tumor radio-frequency (RF) ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-nine patients with 44 hepatic metastases (1.3-5.1 cm diameter) from colorectal (n = 22),(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effect of intraparenchymal saline injection on the results of radio-frequency (RF) tissue ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ex vivo and in vivo animal RF ablation was performed with and without intraparenchymal saline injection. Initially, saline was injected as a bolus (1-20 mL) before RF application. For subsequent in vivo studies,(More)