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Radiofrequency Ablation

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Hepatobiliary and GI Malignancy Program
 - Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a method developed to treat liver cancers without surgery or chemotherapy. Like any cancer treatment, it is not the right choice for everyone, and is not always effective. However, it is becoming much more useful and popular as a good way to destroy many tumors of the liver.
 - Multiple types of tumors have been successfully treated with RF ablation. Liver tumors are the most common type of lesions treated. Liver tumors are treated by RF ablation in over 200 centers in the United States. Other tumor types such as lung, bone, kidney and adrenal are treated at only a few institutions.
Duke University Medical Center's Department of Radiology
 - The RF energy causes the tissue around the tip of the probe to heat up to a high temperature above which cells break apart and die. Since RF kills both tumor and nontumor cells, the goal is to place the probes so that they destroy all of the tumor plus an adequate "rim" of nontumorous tissue around it.
Mass General Hospital - Department of Radiology - Radiofrequency Ablation
 - Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is basically a derivative procedure from routine needle biopsy procedures that are performed by radiologists. RFA kills tumor RFA destroys tumor cells by heating them. While there are other methods of heating tumors, RFA, to date, is the most effective of all thermal treatment methods.
Radiofrequency Ablation: A Minimally Invasive Technique For Treating Cancer
 - Radiofrequency ablation is a relatively new therapy for cancer in which tumors are destroyed using heat energy. A needle is placed through the skin and into the tumor. A radiofrequency is sent through the needle which heats and destroys the tumor. This procedure is performed under conscious sedation and most patients can go home the same day.
Radiofrequency Ablation: A New Revolution in the Treatment of Cancer
 - RFA can be used to treat many tumors which can not be removed surgically. Patients may also consider RFA instead of an invasive surgery. The recovery time is less, allowing patients to aggressively continue chemotherapy
RadioTherapeutics - Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Ablation Medical Devices
 - Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a procedure used to destroy (kill) undesirable tissue. Radiofrequency ablation is a safe and well tolerated procedure that is associated with few complications.
Society Of Interventional Radiology - Home Page
 - The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is a professional society for physicians who specialize in interventional or minimally invasive procedures, SIR is a non-profit, national scientific organization deeply committed to its mission to improve health and the quality of life through the practice of cardiovascular and interventional radiology. The Society promotes education, research, and communication in the field while providing strong leadership in the development of health care policy.

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