liver cancer
Patients with nonsurgically managed stage I or stage II hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have superior survival rates when they are treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) rather than with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.… Read More
Treatment of aneurysmal bone cyst using radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFTA) seems to be clinically successful and curative, researchers reported. There are a variety of treatments available for aneurysmal bone cysts, and some of these come with challenges for orthopedic surgeons, particularly… Read More
Patients treated with cryoprobes with heat-based track ablation did not show improvements in bleeding complications after renal cryoablation compared with patients treated with cryoprobes with track ablation, researchers reported. The study included 89 patients who were treated with percutaneous… Read More
hospital bed
Patients who were discharged the same day after undergoing transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) had similar 30-day readmission rates to patients who were observed, according to a study published in JVIR. The researchers identified 193 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent… Read More
Percutaneous thermal ablation for hepatocellular adenomas is safe and effective, according to a study published in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. Hepatocelluar adenomas are benign neoplasms, though they pose a risk of hemorrhage or malignant transformation. Management options include… Read More
Patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) may receive a higher dose to the targeted tumors if Y90 glass microspheres are used rather than resin-based microspheres, researchers reported. In this retrospective study, researchers evaluated the dose of radiation delivered through glass… Read More
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) classified as substages B1 and B2 may benefit more from transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) than from TACE alone. Researchers conducted a retrospective, multicenter study to more clearly indicate when TACE… Read More
Feeding artery detection rates during transarterial chemoembolization of HCC lesions were significantly improved by automated feeder detection (AFD) software, according to a new study. AFD also showed better user reproducibility than cone-beam CT alone. The study included 44 patients undergoing… Read More
Clipboard of research
Treatment with yttrium-90 (Y-90) radioembolization improves health-related quality of life (HRQOL) over the long term, according to a recent study. The prospective study involved 30 consecutive patients with unresectable infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with concurrent portal vein… Read More
circulatory system
Researchers assessing the feasibility of infusion of yttrium-90 (Y-90) glass microspheres through the right inferior phrenic artery (RIPA) have found that the procedure may be safe after embolization of a systemic-to-pulmonary shunt identified on C-arm computed tomography (CT). The study involved… Read More