The role of percutaneous image-guided thermal ablation for the treatment of pulmonary malignancies

Samdeep K. Mouli, Ieva Kurilova, Constantinos T. Sofocleous, Robert J. Lewandowski*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Image-guided thermal ablation is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with primary and secondary pulmonary malignancies. Modalities include radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, and cryoablation. CONCLUSION. Although no large randomized studies exist comparing ablation to surgery or radiotherapy, numerous studies have reported safety and efficacy for the treatment of both primary and metastatic disease in select patients. Future studies will refine patient selection, procedural technique, and assessment for local recurrence and will evaluate long-term survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-751
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume209
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Ablation
  • Cancer
  • Interventional oncology
  • Lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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