Current tumor ablation technologies: Basic science and device review

David F. Saldanha, Vishal L. Khiatani, Tami C. Carrillo, Felix Y. Yap, James T. Bui, M. Grace Knuttinen, Charles A. Owens, Ron C. Gaba

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010


  • Percutaneous
  • ablation
  • chemical
  • cryoablation
  • electroporation
  • high intensity focused ultrasound
  • laser
  • microwave
  • radiofrequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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