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Radiofrequency Ablation

What is Radiofrequency Ablation of Tumors?
Radiofrequency ablation, sometimes referred to as RFA, is a minimally invasive treatment for cancer. It is an image-guided technique that heats and destroys cancer Cells.

In radiofrequency ablation, imaging techniques such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) or MRI are used to help guide a needle electrode into a cancerous Tumor. High-frequency electrical currents are then passed through the electrode, creating heat that destroys the abnormal cells.

Why should I do it?
Kidney Tumors: Radiofrequency ablation is used to treat renal cell carcinoma (kidney tumors).
Liver Tumors: Radiofrequency ablation is used to treat many types of liver cancer. The two most common types are: Any preparations needed?

  • Usually, no special preparation is required prior to arrival for a nerve block procedure.
  • You will probably be asked to use the restroom before the procedure.
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma, which is a primary liver cancer (meaning it begins in the liver).
    • Colon cancer that metastasizes or spreads from the colon to the liver.

Lung Tumors: Radiofrequency ablation is used to treat early-stage lung cancer and tumors that have spread to the lungs from other cancers.
RFA is not intended to replace surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy in all patients. It may be effective when used alone or in conjunction with these Treatments.

Any preparations needed?

  • You will likely be instructed not to eat or drink anything after midnight before your procedure. Your doctor will tell you which medications you may take in the Morning.
  • You should report to your doctor all medications that you are taking, including herbal supplements, and if you have any allergies, especially to local anesthetic Medications, general anesthesia or to contrast materials containing iodine .
  • Your physician may advise you to stop taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or blood thinners for a specified period of time before Your procedure.
  • Prior to your procedure, your blood may be tested to determine how well your kidneys are functioning and whether your blood clots normally.
  • Women should always inform their physician and x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.
  • You should plan to have a relative or friend drive you home after your procedure