Remote Thermometry to Avoid Complications in Radiofrequency Ablation

Felix E. Diehn, Ziv Neeman, Julie L. Hvizda, Bradford J. Wood

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Abstract

Percutaneous image-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of tumors has the potential risk for thermal damage to nearby normal collateral tissues. Thus, the goal of creating a sufficient area of tumor necrosis must be weighed against the risk for injury to collateral tissues. In this study, remote thermistors were used to monitor temperatures near collateral structures during tumor RFA. Four unique cases are described. When temperature-sensitive structures are near the target lesion, remote thermometry could further increase the safety of this evolving minimally invasive procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1569-1576
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume14
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Diehn, F. E., Neeman, Z., Hvizda, J. L., & Wood, B. J. (2003). Remote Thermometry to Avoid Complications in Radiofrequency Ablation. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 14(12), 1569-1576.