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Percutaneous Tumor Ablation in Medical Radiology

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-3-540-68250-9

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Thermal ablation has become an integral part of oncology, especially in the field of interventional oncology. This very comprehensive book encompasses the different technologies employed in thermal ablation, its indications and the results achieved in various clinical conditions. The first part of the book clearly explains the basics of thermal ablative techniques such as laser-induced thermotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, cryotherapy, and localized tumor therapy. The latest developments in the application of minimally invasive therapies in localized neoplastic disease are demonstrated. In the main part of the book, techniques of guiding the applicators to the target structures by use of different imaging tools such as ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are discussed.

Subject: Medicine, Tumor, Bone, Brachytherapy, Carcinoma, Chemoembolization, Chemotherapy, Imaging, Kidney, Laser, Liver, Metastasis, Oncology, Radiology, Thermotherapy, Tissue, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Surgery, Urology