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Korean J Radiol. 2017 Jul-Aug;18(4):615-623. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2017.18.4.615. Epub 2017 May 19.

Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation: Updates on Innovative Devices and Techniques.

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1
Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 05505, Korea.
2
Department of Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology Section, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0170, USA.

Abstract

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a well-known, effective, and safe method for treating benign thyroid nodules and recurrent thyroid cancers. Thyroid-dedicated devices and basic techniques for thyroid RFA were introduced by the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology (KSThR) in 2012. Thyroid RFA has now been adopted worldwide, with subsequent advances in devices and techniques. To optimize the treatment efficacy and patient safety, understanding the basic and advanced RFA techniques and selecting the optimal treatment strategy are critical. The goal of this review is to therefore provide updates and analysis of current devices and advanced techniques for RFA treatment of benign thyroid nodules and recurrent thyroid cancers.

KEYWORDS:

Radiofrequency ablation; Technique; Thermal ablation; Thyroid nodules; Ultrasound

PMID:
28670156
PMCID:
PMC5447637
DOI:
10.3348/kjr.2017.18.4.615
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