Semin intervent Radiol 2010; 27(3): 247-254
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1261782
© Thieme Medical Publishers

Current Tumor Ablation Technologies: Basic Science and Device Review

David F. Saldanha1 , Vishal L. Khiatani1 , Tami C. Carrillo1 , Felix Y. Yap1 , James T. Bui1 , M. Grace Knuttinen1 , Charles A. Owens1 , Ron C. Gaba1
  • 1Section of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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Publication Date:
20 August 2010 (online)


Image-guided tumor ablation is an increasingly utilized tool to treat focal malignancy. Tumor ablation can be divided into two large categories, thermal and chemical ablation. The authors provide an overview of the current methods used to achieve thermal and chemical ablation of tumors, specifically addressing the basic science behind the ablation methods as well as providing a brief synopsis of the commercial devices currently available for use in the United States.


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