Semin intervent Radiol 1999; 16(1): 3-12
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1082184
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Percutaneous Laser-Induced Thermotherapy of Malignant Liver Tumors

Thomas J. Vogl, Martin G. Mack, Petra Mueller, Ralf Straub, Katrin Eichler, Frieder Scheib, Kerstin Engelmann, Roland Felix
  • Department of Radiology, J.W. Goethe University of Frankfurt University Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany
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05 September 2008 (online)


This article discusses the technique and the results of percutaneous magnetic-resonance (MR)-guided interventional laser induced thermotherapy for the treatment of malignant liver tumors. The authors describe their series and the results in a group of 230 patients. The innovative method may be useful in selected patients in whom curative or palliative treatment of malignant liver tumors is necessary.