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The Role of Diagnostic Imaging in the Planning and Evaluation of Ablation Techniques

  • Ashraf Thabet
  • Debra A. Gervais
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Abstract

The role of pre- and posttreatment imaging in thermal ablation of liver, renal, and lung tumors is reviewed. Typical imaging features on CT, MRI, and PET of successful treatment, viable tumor, and benign ancillary findings that may be confused with viable tumor are discussed. Imaging features of complications of ablation are also considered.

Keywords

Positron Emission Tomography Renal Cell Carcinoma Viable Tumor Thermal Ablation Ablation Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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