Image-guided Laser Ablation

  • Claudio Maurizio Pacella
  • Tian'an Jiang
  • Giovanni Mauri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Giovanni Mauri
    Pages 1-5
  3. Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Luca Breschi, Daria Bottacci, Leonardo Masotti
    Pages 7-18
  4. Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Tian’an Jiang
    Pages 19-30
  5. Giovan Giuseppe Di Costanzo, Raffaella Tortora, Marco Guarracino, Maria Mattera, Tian’an Jiang, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    Pages 31-44
  6. Giovanni Mauri, Tian’an Jiang, Qiyu Zhao, Weilu Chai
    Pages 45-54
  7. Sergio Sartori, Paola Tombesi, Francesca Di Vece, Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Qiyu Zhao, Giovanni Mauri
    Pages 55-60
  8. Enrico Papini, Rinaldo Guglielmi, Agnese Persichetti, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    Pages 61-73
  9. Tian’an Jiang, Luigi Solbiati, Weiwei Zhan, Giovanni Mauri
    Pages 75-81
  10. Tian’an Jiang, Luigi Solbiati, Weiwei Zhan, Giovanni Mauri
    Pages 83-87
  11. Guglielmo Manenti, Giovanni Mauri, Tommaso Perretta, Rosaria Meucci
    Pages 89-97
  12. Tian’an Jiang, Ping Liang, Jie Yu
    Pages 99-106
  13. Tian’an Jiang, Qiyu Zhao
    Pages 107-115
  14. Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Giovanni Mauri, Guglielmo Manenti, Tommaso Perretta, Gianluigi Patelli
    Pages 117-134
  15. Sergio Sartori, Francesca Di Vece, Paola Tombesi, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    Pages 135-143
  16. Paola Saccomandi, Emiliano Schena, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    Pages 145-151
  17. Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Giovanni Mauri, Luca Breschi, Tian’an Jiang
    Pages 153-160

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive guide to the technical basis of laser ablation, describing and reporting in detail on the latest findings. The world of medicine is currently working to reduce the invasiveness of treatment, in order to improve patients’ quality of life. Image-guided ablations are rapidly becoming an effective alternative to several surgical treatments. Among the many techniques available for ablation, laser is still not widely used, though its efficacy has been amply demonstrated. The scientific community is now showing a growing interest in laser techniques for image-guided ablations, and many physicians are willing to start using lasers in their clinical practice.

The book is divided into 16 chapters, including historical notes, technical aspects, outcomes of ex-vivo experiments, and results of the application of this technique in various clinical scenarios. It will be of great interest to a broad range of physicians (interventional radiologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, urologists), from less experienced trainees to expert physicians who want to introduce a novel clinical practice.


Laser treatment Tumor treatment Minimally invasive treatment Tissue ablation Patient care

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    • 1
  • Tian'an Jiang
    • 2
  • Giovanni Mauri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Interventional RadiologyOspedale Regina ApostolorumAlbano Laziale, RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of UltrasoundZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Division of Interventional RadiologyEuropean Institute of Oncology, IRCCSMilanItaly

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