Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation Within the Abdomen

John P McGahan, Wayne Monsky

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Ultrasound alone can be used to guide treatment of many hepatic tumors. In the kidney, combination of ultrasound and CT is often used. Ultrasound may be used for needle placement, whereas CT is used to identify vital structures that may overlie the treated lesion, such as the ureter or adjacent bowel. Several different technical factors must be mastered before performing radiofrequency ablation in the abdomen to minimize complications and maximize results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-71
Number of pages15
JournalUltrasound Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


  • CT
  • Interventional
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Percutaneous ethanol ablation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Ultrasound interventional

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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