Lung Ablation

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6 Lung Ablation Antonio Gutierrez, Fereidoun Abtin, and Robert Suh Percutaneous thermal tumor ablation (PTTA) is a minimally invasive treatment alternative for primary and secondary pulmonary malignancies. Thus far, the…

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Kidney Ablation

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7 Kidney Ablation Christos S. Georgiades and Kelvin Hong Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) exhibits unique epidemiologic and pathophysiologic characteristics compared with most other neoplasms. It is mass forming (not infiltrative),…

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Liver Ablation

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5 Liver Ablation Muneeb Ahmed and S. Nahum Goldberg Minimally invasive image-guided tumor ablation therapies, using both thermal and chemical technologies, have been applied most extensively in the treatment of…

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Cryoablation: Mechanism of Action and Devices

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2 Cryoablation: Mechanism of Actionand Devices Christos S. Georgiades and Jonathan K. Marx Though initially introduced in the 19th century, cryoablation entered mainstream clinical medicine in the mid-1960s.1 Because of…

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Microwave Ablation: Mechanism of Action and Devices

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3 Microwave Ablation:Mechanism of Action and Devices Farrah Wolf and Damian E. Dupuy Microwave ablation (MWA) is a new treatment modality within the field of thermal ablation. Similar to radiofrequency…

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Ablation of Esoteric Organs

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9 Ablation of Esoteric Organs Farrah Wolf and Damian E. Dupuy Although minimally invasive thermoablative therapies have been most extensively described as a means to treat solid organs within the…

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Musculoskeletal Ablation

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8 Musculoskeletal Ablation Daniel B. Brown Pain from skeletal metastases is the most common source of intractable pain in cancer patients. It is the presenting system in nearly 80% of…

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Evidence-Based Practice

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10 Evidence-Based Practice Christos S. Georgiades and Kelvin Hong Even though tumor ablation, in one form or another, has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years, the lack…

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