Immediate and long-term CT appearances following radiofrequency ablation of renal tumours.

Abstract:

:The incidence of renal cell carcinoma is increasing and image-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is emerging as a safe and effective primary treatment. Therefore, it is essential for radiologists to appreciate the varied computed tomography (CT) imaging features following RFA. Prompt recognition of residual or recurrent tumour is crucial in facilitating timely re-treatment where necessary. Conversely, involuting, completely ablated lesions may be mistaken for residual disease. Using examples from experience of treating 105 renal tumours over a 5-year period, the spectrum of post-RFA CT appearances will be illustrated.

journal_name

Clin Radiol

journal_title

Clinical radiology

authors

Rutherford EE,Cast JE,Breen DJ

doi

10.1016/j.crad.2007.07.002

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2008-02-01 00:00:00

pages

220-30

issue

2

eissn

0009-9260

issn

1365-229X

pii

S0009-9260(07)00269-3

journal_volume

63

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