Comparison of laser- and RF based interstitial coagulation systems for the treatment of liver tumors

Arjan A. De Jager*, Bart N.G.M. Van Trier, Liesbeth M. Veenendaal, Richard Van Hillegersberg, Rudolf M. Verdaasdonk

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Abstract

A comparison of laser-and RF based interstitial coagulation systems, which are used for the treatment of liver tumors, is presented. The systems that include, laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) and radio-frequency ablation (RFA), are applied successfully for interstitial coagulation of liver tumors creating lesion sizes up to 40 mm diameter with a single probe. LITT seems more effective in creating larger lesions in a shorter time than RFA. However, using multiple probes and smart power settings, both systems can create larger lesions in an acceptable treatment time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
Pages (from-to)97-108
Number of pages12
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume5698
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventThermal Treatment of Tissue: Energy Delivery and Assessment III 2005 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 23 Jan 200524 Jan 2005
Conference number: 3

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