radio-frequency ablation

radio-frequency ablation

Oncology The induction of thermal changes–coagulation necrosis in cells and tissue using a high-frequency alternating current, a modality used to “excise” tissue
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Jude Medical will become the only medical device manufacturer to offer radio-frequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation therapy solutions for the treatment of chronic pain, company officials said.
clinical study assessed the safety and effectiveness of the VenaSeal system in 108 participants compared to radio-frequency ablation in 114 participants.
She underwent radioembolization treatments using radioactive microspheres called SIR-Spheres, radio-frequency ablation, and recently transarterial chemoembolization (TACE).
Led by New Enterprise Associates and Experienced Medical Device Industry Veterans, Financing Will Support Development of Next Generation TempaSure(TM) Radiometric Temperature-Sensing Radio-Frequency Ablation Catheter Capable of Accurate, Real-Time Volumetric Temperature Measurement During Irrigated Ablation
He explained that the procedure, when compared with the standard treatment of using radio-frequency ablation of pulmonary veins, takes lesser time, around three hours and has relatively low complications, which could include bleeding around the site of the incisions.
He said the treatment which addresses a wide range of cancer types, including blood cancer, covers 12 techniques from the modern radio-particle knife, radio-frequency ablation, Ar-He cryosurgeries to bio-immunotherapy, gene therapy and artery interventional embolotherapy.
Three patients (9%) who initially presented with unresectable disease had a sufficient reduction in tumor size to permit potentially curative therapy, including 1 who had liver transplantation and 2 who received radio-frequency ablation.
Hepatocellular carcinoma: Radio-frequency ablation of medium and large lesions.
Editor's Note: Interventional radiologists use a therapy called radio-frequency ablation to kill tumor cells with heat.
Following the AMA approval of new procedure codes for radio-frequency ablation of venous reflux, or the VNUS Closure procedure, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published physician and hospital reimbursement payment levels for the new codes, which will become effective on January 1, 2005.
All patients underwent percutaneous radio-frequency ablation (RFA) under CT guidance.

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