Principles of Cryoablation

  • Nicholas Kujala
  • Michael D. Beland


Cryoablation is a minimally invasive treatment option that utilizes cryogens to apply freezing temperatures and destroy target tissues. It may be used as a primary treatment for localized tumors or as a palliative therapy for large or painful tumors. Improvements in image guidance allowing for real-time monitoring and improvements in cryoablative equipment with enhanced freezing capacity and smaller diameter cryoapplicators are fostering the continued development of this well-tolerated treatment in many clinical settings.


Electrical Impedance Tomography Giant Cell Tumor Ablation Zone High Intensity Focus Ultrasound High Intensity Focus Ultrasound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingRhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA

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