Radio frequency ablation of small renal tumors: Intermediate results Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Catheter Ablation
  • Kidney Neoplasms

abstract

  • At the minimum 1-year followup 23 of 24 ablated tumors lacked contrast uptake on CT, meeting our radiographic criteria of successful RFA treatment. RFA treatment of small renal tumors using the Radionics system appears to result in superior treatment outcomes compared to those of earlier series with lower radio frequency power generators. A high wattage generator might attain more consistent energy deposition with subsequent cell death in the targeted tissue due to less convective heat loss.

publication date

  • May 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2408954

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.ju.0000119905.72574.de

PubMed ID

  • 15076283

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1814

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 171

number

  • 5