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INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY - MINI SYMPOSIUM Table of Contents   
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 166-170
How I do it: Radiofrequency ablation


1 Santosham Chest Hospital, Egmore Chennai, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur Chennai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.40304

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Over the past decade, image-guided tumor ablation using thermal energy has emerged as a promising technique for treating focal, primary or secondary, nonoperable tumors. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is minimally invasive and requires less resources, time, and recovery period and is, moreover, relatively inexpensive. RFA has been used to treat tumors located in the liver, lung, bone, kidneys, brain, thyroid, breast, and pancreas. This article will describe how to choose an appropriate case; precisely place the needle into the tumor; the precautions to be taken before, during, and after the procedure; probable complications; and the follow-up of patients undergoing ablation.


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