14 April 2005 Comparison of laser- and RF-based interstitial coagulation systems for the treatment of liver tumors (Invited Paper)
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers in the world. Surgical treatments, including hepatic resection and liver transplantation are considered as the most effective treatment of HCC. However, less than 20% of HCC patients can be treated surgically because of: multi-focal diseases, proximity of tumor to key vascular or biliary structures and inadequate functional hepatic reserve related coexistent cirrhosis. In this unfortunate groups of patients various palliative treatments modalities are being performed to extend the time of survival and quality of life. These techniques include trans-catheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE), percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) and Interstitial Thermal Therapy: laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) and radio-frequency ablation (RFA).
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Arjan A. de Jager, Arjan A. de Jager, Bart N.G.M. van Trier, Bart N.G.M. van Trier, Liesbeth M. Veenendaal, Liesbeth M. Veenendaal, Richard van Hillegersberg, Richard van Hillegersberg, Rudolf M. Verdaasdonk, Rudolf M. Verdaasdonk, } "Comparison of laser- and RF-based interstitial coagulation systems for the treatment of liver tumors (Invited Paper)", Proc. SPIE 5698, Thermal Treatment of Tissue: Energy Delivery and Assessment III, (14 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.589175; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.589175
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