Your doctor may have explained to you that you have a tumor in your liver, kidney or elsewhere. There are a number of different treatment options that may be available to you, including open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, ablation or chemotherapy. Your doctor will help you decide which treatment is most suitable for you, based on your individual case.
If your doctor has proposed ablation therapy, you may be interested to learn about CAScination technology and how it may help to improve your treatment outcome.
Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed in a CT suite that, unlike open surgery, requires only a small puncture to the skin. There are different kinds of ablation, including radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation or laser ablation. During these procedures, a fine needle is passed through your skin into the organ and tumor and then a high temperature is applied, which destroys the cancer cells. The procedure usually takes around 2 hours and you can go home the day after the treatment.
Watch the video from the Medical University of Innsbruck (Austria). It shows patient Hans-Jürg G undergoing an ablation procedure with computer-assisted navigation technology.