(ECT) (ĕ-lek'trō-kē'mō-thār'ă-pē)
Anticancer therapy used in treatment of basal cell carcinoma of the skin; combination of bleomycin sulfate and chemotherapeutic agent injected directly into tumor followed by electrical impulses to the lesion through an electrode. This alternative therapy to surgical excision has demonstrated 98% effectiveness.
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There are numerous therapeutic modalities for treating melanoma such as surgical resection, chemotherapy, electrochemotherapy, bio-chemotherapy, radiotherapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), immunotherapy, and targeted therapy.
The North Dublin Orthopaedic Animal Hospital is among only around 20 clinics in the world providing electrochemotherapy to pets with inoperable tumours.
Electrochemotherapy as a single treatment or adjuvant treatment to surgery of cutaneous sarcoid tumours in horses: a 31-case retrospective study.
A recent study used electrochemotherapy (ECT) to treat nasal tumors in dogs with a single needle electrode (SiNE), a minimally invasive device that can deliver an appropriate electric field.
Successful treatment of equine sarcoids with cisplatin electrochemotherapy -A retrospective study of 48 cases.
Miklavcic, "Electrochemotherapy by pulsed electromagnetic field treatment (PEMF) in mouse melanoma B16F10 in vivo.", Radiol.
Electrochemotherapy is an anticancer treatment based on pulsed electric fields and chemotherapy drugs.
Firstly, these problems arise in the medical imaging of cancer cells using MREIT [3, 4] or electrochemotherapy [17], where the jumps of an electric voltage across the cell membrane appear.