Radiofrequency tumor ablation: principles and techniques.

  title={Radiofrequency tumor ablation: principles and techniques.},
  author={Shraga Nahum Goldberg},
  journal={European journal of ultrasound : official journal of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology},
  volume={13 2},
Radiofrequency (RF) tumor ablation has been demonstrated as a reliable method for creating thermally induced coagulation necrosis using either a percutaneous approach with image-guidance or direct surgical placement of thin electrodes into tissues to be treated. Early clinical trials with this technology have studied the treatment of hepatic, cerebral, and bony malignancies. However, more recently this technology has been used to treat a host of malignant processes throughout the body. This… CONTINUE READING

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