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Virtual Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors

  • Caroline Villard
  • Luc Soler
  • Nicolas Papier
  • Vincent Agnus
  • Sylvain Thery
  • Afshin Gangi
  • Didier Mutter
  • Jacques Marescaux
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2673)

Abstract

In the last few years, radiofrequency ablation has become one of the most promising techniques to treat liver tumors. But radiologists have to face the difficulty of planning their treatment while only relying on 2D slices. We present here a realistic radiofrequency ablation simulation tool, coupled with a 3D reconstruction and visualization project. They help radiologists to have a better visualization of patients anatomic structures and pathologies, and allow them to easily find an adequate treatment.

Keywords

Radiofrequency Ablation Large Vessel Deformation Zone Lesion Zone Security Margin 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Caroline Villard
    • 1
  • Luc Soler
    • 1
  • Nicolas Papier
    • 1
  • Vincent Agnus
    • 1
  • Sylvain Thery
    • 1
  • Afshin Gangi
    • 1
  • Didier Mutter
    • 1
  • Jacques Marescaux
    • 1
  1. 1.IRCADStrasbourgFrance

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