Coagulation Areas Produced by Cool-Tip Radiofrequency Ablation and Microwave Ablation Using a Device to Decrease Back-Heating Effects: A Prospective Pilot Study

@article{Vece2013CoagulationAP,
  title={Coagulation Areas Produced by Cool-Tip Radiofrequency Ablation and Microwave Ablation Using a Device to Decrease Back-Heating Effects: A Prospective Pilot Study},
  author={Francesca Di Vece and Paola Tombesi and Francesca Ermili and Cinzia Maraldi and Sergio Sartori},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={723-729}
}
To compare the ablation area produced by a single application of a microwave ablation (MWA) system, equipped with a miniaturized device on the tip of the antenna entrapping reflected microwaves, with that produced by an internally cooled radiofrequency ablation (RFA) system. Forty patients with primary or secondary inoperable liver tumors, selected to… CONTINUE READING