With contributions by numerous experts
This book encompasses the different technologies employed in thermal ablation, its indications and the results achieved in various clinical conditions. It clearly explains the basics of thermal ablative techniques. In the main part of the book, techniques of guiding the applicators to the target structures by use of different imaging tools are discussed. The book, written by acknowledged experts, has a lucid structure and excellent images.
Percutaneous Tumor Ablation Basic Principles in Oncology.- Ablative Techniques: Thermal Ablative Techniques.- Radiofrequency Ablation.- Microwave Ablation.- Laser Ablation.- Cryoablation.- Vascular Ablative Techniques: Locoregional Chemotherapy incl. Perfusion.- Chemoembolization.- Actinic Ablative Techniques: CT-Guided HDR-Brachytherapy.- Selective Internal RadiationTherapy.- Therapy with Intra-arterial Iodine 131-Lipiodol in Inoperable Hepatocellular Carcinoma.- Instillation Techniques: Instillation of Alcohol.- Instillation of Bone Cement.- Clinical Indications: Liver: Primary Tumors: TACE (and Combinations).- PAI.- RFA.- LITT-HCC.- Secondary Tumors: RFA.- LITT.- Benign Tumors: Symptomatic Hemangiomas, Adenomas.- Kidney: RFA.- Lung: RFA.- LITT.- Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal: Radiofrequency Ablation in Bone Metastases.- Other: Head and Neck Lesions.- Breast.- Treatment Strategies: HCC.-Bone Tumors.-Subject Index.- List of Contributors.