Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY - MINI SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 166--170

How I do it: Radiofrequency ablation


Roy Santosham1, Bhawna Dev2, Preeti Priyadarshini2, Harsha Chadga2, C Anupama2, Rajiv Santosham1, Rajan Santosham1, S Vishnu1 
1 Santosham Chest Hospital, Egmore Chennai, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhawna Dev
FF 1 Casa XS, Manapakkam, Chennai - 600 116
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Santosham R, Dev B, Priyadarshini P, Chadga H, Anupama C, Santosham R, Santosham R, Vishnu S. How I do it: Radiofrequency ablation.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2008;18:166-170


How to cite this URL:
Santosham R, Dev B, Priyadarshini P, Chadga H, Anupama C, Santosham R, Santosham R, Vishnu S. How I do it: Radiofrequency ablation. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Nov 19 ];18:166-170
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