Effect of Microbubble-Enhanced Ultrasound on Radiofrequency Ablation of Rabbit Liver.

Microbubble-enhanced ultrasound (MEUS) can non-invasively disrupt and block liver blood perfusion. It may potentially overcome the heat sink effect during a thermal ablation and consequently enhance radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the liver. We propose a new strategy combining RFA with MEUS. For ultrasound treatment, an 831-kHz air-backed focused… (More)