Tumor Ablation

Principles and Practice

  • Eric vanSonnenberg
  • William N. McMullen
  • Luigi Solbiati
  • Tito Livraghi
  • Peter R. Müeller
  • Stuart G. Silverman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction to Ablation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John P. McGahan, Vanessa A. van Raalte
      Pages 3-16
    3. Muneeb Ahmed, S. Nahum Goldberg
      Pages 23-40
    4. John V. Heymach, Judah Folkman
      Pages 41-55
  3. Operations for Tumor Ablation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. John A. Fox, Alan M. Harvey
      Pages 64-75
    3. Paul R. Morrison, Eric vanSonnenberg
      Pages 76-92
  4. Imaging for Tumor Ablation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Robert A. Kane
      Pages 95-103
    3. Thierry de Baère
      Pages 104-120
    4. Annick D. Van den Abbeele, David A. Israel, Stanislav Lechpammer, Ramsey D. Badawi
      Pages 121-134
    5. Massimo Tonolini, Luigi Solbiati
      Pages 135-147
    6. Koenraad J. Mortele, Stuart G. Silverman, Vito Cantisani, Kemal Tuncali, Sridhar Shankar, Eric vanSonnenberg
      Pages 148-166
    7. Daniel T. Boll, Jonathan S. Lewin, Sherif G. Nour, Elmar M. Merkle
      Pages 167-181
    8. Ferenc A. Jolesz
      Pages 182-191
  5. Methods of Ablation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Tito Livraghi, Maria Franca Meloni
      Pages 195-204

About this book


Tumor ablation is undoubtedly the most exciting and high profile procedure currently in interventional radiology. This useful guide sets the standard and is one of the first comprehensive references on the subject. The editors, world-renowned in the field, have assembled recognized international authorities in their areas of expertise. The book is organized into six main sections: Introduction to Ablation, Operations, Imaging, Methods, Organ System Tumor Ablation, and Perspectives. This breadth of coverage is coupled with an easy-to-read format that facilitates the application of these new clinical techniques. Practitioners in specialties other than radiology, including internal medicine, oncology, anesthesiology, and surgery, add valuable insights that complement the book’s well-rounded approach. In addition, a chapter that depicts the cancer journey by patients and their families provides a unique perspective for the reader. More than 380 photographs and diagrams clearly illustrate key concepts. The skillful combination of depth and practicality makes this text essential for anyone who is involved with and wants to expand their knowledge in the ablation field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eric vanSonnenberg
    • 1
    • 2
  • William N. McMullen
    • 3
  • Luigi Solbiati
    • 4
  • Tito Livraghi
  • Peter R. Müeller
  • Stuart G. Silverman
  1. 1.Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Brigham and Women’s Hospital Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.BostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyOspedale Civile Busto ArsizioBusto ArsizioItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-28674-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95539-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-28674-7
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