Radiofrequency Ablation, Microwave Ablation, and Cryoablation for Lung Tumors



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].


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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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