Preconference workshops includes radiofrequency ablation workshop

Posted on 2017-08-31

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive treatment, one of several types of ablation therapy, where surgery is not a good option. Guided by imaging, a thin needle or probe is inserted through the skin and into the tumor.The probe passes alternating electrical current (radiofrequency energy) through the tumor tissue generating heat at the site of the tumor. This causes tumor necrosis (cell death) and destruction of cancerous tissue.The dead cells eventually turn into a harmless scar.RFA is used to treat numerous tumors including those in the liver, bone, kidney, and lung.