Essential techniques for successful radio-frequency thermal ablation of malignant hepatic tumors

Hyunchul Rhim, S. Nahum Goldberg, Gerald D. Dodd, Luigi Solbiati, Hyo Keun Lim, Massimo Tonolini, On Koo Cho

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Radio-frequency thermal ablation is one of the most promising minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of nonresectable hepatic tumors. Essential technical tips to successful radio-frequency ablation therapy were collected from five international experts. They were organized into five categories: understanding the mechanisms and principles of radio-frequency ablation, modulation of tissue physiologic characteristics to increase tumor destruction, strategies of overlapping ablations, strategies to improve ablation according to tumor location, and imaging strategies after ablation to ensure adequate therapy. Established factors for optimal ablation, as well as emerging technical tips, are addressed with illustrations in each section. These essential tips will be very helpful for physicians performing radio-frequency ablation of hepatic tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Issue numberSPEC.ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Interventional prodecures, technology
  • Liver neoplasms, therapy, 761.1269
  • Liver, interventional procedure, 761.1269
  • Radiofrequency (RF) abladen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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