MR-guided percutaneous cryotherapy of the liver: in vivo evaluation with histologic correlation in an animal model.

@article{Tacke2001MRguidedPC,
  title={MR-guided percutaneous cryotherapy of the liver: in vivo evaluation with histologic correlation in an animal model.},
  author={Josef Tacke and Gerhard Adam and Patrick Haage and Bernd Sellhaus and Stefanie Grosskortenhaus and Rolf W. G{\"u}nther},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={50-6}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of MR-guided percutaneous cryotherapy of the porcine liver and to correlate the resulting tissue necrosis with MR imaging and histology. Using an MR-compatible, argon-based cryotherapy system (CryoHit; Galil Medical Ltd., Israel) with 2- and 3-mm diameter tapered cryotherapy probes, MR-guided percutaneous cryotherapy was performed in seven pigs (mean body weight, 40 kg) under general anesthesia in a short-bore magnet (1.5 T ACS NT… CONTINUE READING