Image-guided radiofrequency ablation of renal cell carcinoma

  title={Image-guided radiofrequency ablation of renal cell carcinoma},
  author={Andreas Boss and Stephan Clasen and Markus Antonius Kuczyk and Fritz Schick and Philippe L. Pereira},
  journal={European Radiology},
The incidence of renal cell carcinoma is rising with the increased number of incidental detection of small tumours. During the past few years, percutaneous imaging-guided radiofrequency ablation has evolved as a minimally invasive treatment of small unresectable renal tumours offering reduced patient morbidity and overall health care costs. In radiofrequency ablation, thermal energy is deposited into a targeted tumour by means of a radiofrequency applicator. In recent studies, radiofrequency… 
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  • A. Boss, S. Clasen, P. Pereira
  • Medicine
    RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
  • 2005
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