Radiofrequency Ablation, Microwave Ablation, and Cryoablation for Lung Tumors

  • Tracey G. Simon
  • Damian E. Dupuy


The current standard of care for patients with early stage pulmonary neoplasms is surgical resection. However, only approximately 15% of patients are surgical candidates, due to advanced disease stage and/or severe medical comorbidities [1, 2]. For such patients, the treatment options are limited, and the 5-year survival is poor ranging from 5% to 12% [3].


Microwave Ablation Karnofsky Performance Status Scale Metastatic Lung Lesion Metastatic Pulmonary Neoplasm Severe Medical Comorbidities 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA

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