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.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Aug 2005|
|Event||Thermal Treatment of Tissue: Energy Delivery and Assessment III 2005 - San Jose, United States|
Duration: 23 Jan 2005 → 24 Jan 2005
Conference number: 3