Image-based multi-scale modelling and validation of radio-frequency ablation in liver tumours

  title={Image-based multi-scale modelling and validation of radio-frequency ablation in liver tumours},
  author={Stephen John Payne and Ronan Flanagan and Mika Pollari and Tuomas Alhonnoro and Claire Bost and David P. O'Neill and Tingying Peng and Philipp B. Stiegler},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={4233 - 4254}
  • S. Payne, R. Flanagan, P. Stiegler
  • Published 13 November 2011
  • Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
The treatment of cancerous tumours in the liver remains clinically challenging, despite the wide range of treatment possibilities, including radio-frequency ablation (RFA), high-intensity focused ultrasound and resection, which are currently available. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. For non- or minimally invasive modalities, such as RFA, considered here, it is difficult to monitor the treatment in vivo. This is particularly problematic in the liver, where large blood vessels act… 

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