Tag: Ablation

First UK NHS hospital to use AI-enhanced treatment overcomes “Achilles’ heel”...

In the final months of 2023, the Addenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge, UK, were reported as the first UK National Health Service (NHS) facility to...

First clinical experiences with the Epione® Robot prove to be a...

NOTE: This video is ONLY available to watch in selected countries and geographies Thierry de Baère (Paris, France), Laurent Milot (Lyon, France) and Govindarajan...

Review reports increase in hysterectomy risk after endometrial ablation

A recent publication in the journal Obstetrics & Gynaecology has reported an increase in the risk of hysterectomy after endometrial ablation from one to...
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Interventional Systems announce US FDA clearance for robotic system

Interventional Systems have announced that Micromate has been granted a new 510(k) clearance, allowing the commercial sale of the robotic system in the USA...
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TechsoMed announce FDA clearance for liver ablation planning software

TechsoMed, a medical software innovator dedicated to enhancing clinical impact in ablation therapy, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US...
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Micromate: Your robotic assistant for all needle interventions from head to...

This advertorial is sponsored by Interventional Systems. Achieving consistency, accuracy, and ease of use in interventional radiology (IR) and interventional oncology (IO) procedures, including biopsy...
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AngioDynamics completes enrolment for PRESERVE clinical study

AngioDynamics has announced the completion of enrolment and final treatment in its pivotal study of the NanoKnife system for ablation of prostate tissue in...

Health Canada approves IceCure Medical’s ProSense cryoablation system

IceCure Medical has announced in a press release that Health Canada, the Canadian government's regulatory agency, has approved IceCure's ProSense system, disposable cryoprobes, and...
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UK’s NICE recommends RFA for osteoarthritic knee pain

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) announced on 28 June that it recommends the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the...
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Editor’s letter: Beyond needles and images

Interventional radiology (IR) is unique amongst procedural disciplines because its ‘parent specialty’ is a diagnostic discipline that has no infrastructure for clinical practice. Charles...
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Varian introduces Isolis cryoprobe to simplify planning and guidance during cryoablation...

Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company, is introducing the Isolis cryoprobe, a single-use, disposable device designed for use with CryoCare systems that seeks to...

American Urological Association recommends tumour ablation for kidney sparing

The American Urological Association (AUA), in partnership with the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO), released the 2023 clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and...

New data presented on IceCure cryoablation system for tumour treatment

IceCure, developer of the minimally-invasive cryoablation ProSense System which has shown promise in the treatment of renal masses, has announced that it has been...
colorectal ECIO

The hot topic of colorectal metastases gets airtime at ECIO 2023

Day two of the European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO; 16–19 April, Stockholm, Sweden) opened with a session dedicated to posing and responding to...
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Interventional News’ top 10 most popular stories of March 2023

Interventional News’ most popular stories from March included those covering new embolization and radiofrequency ablation data presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)...
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New interventional oncology data show potential for Aliya pulsed electric field...

New interventional oncology data from Galvanize demonstrate positive preclinical and early clinical study results using the Aliya pulsed electric field (PEF) system. The Aliya PEF...
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Interventional News’ top 10 most popular stories of February 2023

Interventional News’ most popular stories for the month of February included news from the Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society annual meeting (PAIRS; 11–14 February,...
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Postmarket study will evaluate CLS Tranberg thermal therapy system

Clinical Laserthermia Systems Americas (CLS) and HALO Precision Diagnostics (HALO) have announced a letter of intent to evaluate the safety and short-term efficacy of...
interventional radiology

Histotripsy: New technology making waves in IO

Mina S Makary, assistant professor at the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology/Department of Radiology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus,...

Lyon hospital group adopts Epione robotic ablation platform

Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL; Lyon, France) has acquired Epione, the robotic platform developed by Quantum Surgical (QS) that is designed to enable minimally...

Effective alternatives to surgery for renal cell carcinomas discussed at CIRSE...

The management of renal cancer patients featured prominently at this year’s Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) annual meeting (10–14 September, Barcelona,...

Philips gives updates on spectral detector angio CT solution development

Royal Philips today announced new milestones in the development of the world’s first spectral detector angio computed tomography (CT) solution— Philips Spectral Angio CT...
Quality Ablation with the CAS-One IR System

Quality Ablation: Treating challenging lesions with increased accuracy and speed using...

This advertorial is sponsored by CASCINATION AG. Ablation is used to destroy or shrink tumours in the liver, lung, kidney, bone, and other organs. In...

Ablation planning: “Interventional oncology must become reliable and reproducible”

Reto Bale (Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria) gave a presentation titled ‘Stereotactic thermal ablation—can it break the current limits?’ at the 2022 European Conference...

Phase 2 trial demonstrates potential of medication-free treatment for metastatic kidney...

Building upon “pioneering work” at University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center (Dallas, USA), investigators recently reported the results of a clinical trial exploring the role of...
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(Re)defining curative intent for HCC

Global Embolization Oncology Symposium Technologies (GEST; 19–22 May, New York, USA) provided delegates and faculty alike with the opportunity to hear about worldwide approaches...
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CLS Americas debuts fusion-guided TRANBERG focal laser ablation system at AUA...

CLS Americas announced it will debut its office-based, magnetic resonance (MR)/ultrasound (US) fusion-guided, TRANBERG Thermal Therapy System for high-precision focal laser ablation of soft...

SIO 2022: ‘Controversies’ in current cancer treatment

One of the sessions at this year’s Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) meeting (24–28 March, San Francisco, USA) comprised four debates moderated by David...
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ECR 2022: Interventional oncology is the fourth pillar of oncology—a shift...

With cancer cases growing worldwide and an increased number of late-stage diseases in elderly patients, there is an increasing need for an integrated approach....

Shifting paradigms in diagnosing and treating small renal masses

In light of recent and upcoming developments in the space, Vinson Wai-Shun Chan and Tze Min Wah (Leeds, UK) explore the evidence and latest...
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Laura Crocetti

“I think the future success of ablation was truly unforeseeable, in 1986, when Tito Livraghi published his first paper about ethanol injection in a...
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Interventional News’ top 10 most popular items of 2021

Interventional News’ top 10 most popular stories of 2021  The top 10 stories of 2021 feature advances in ablation precision, as well as a multicentre,...

Another string to the interventionalist’s bow: TATO for challenging lesions

NOTE: This content is ONLY available to read in selected countries and geographies This advertorial is sponsored by Terumo Interventional Systems “Ablative treatments are minimally...
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Guidelines will boost interventional oncology research

The development of new research guidelines for interventional oncology that standardise treatment outcomes and the reporting of data represents a major step forward for...
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NAVABLATE study demonstrates feasibility of of bronchoscopic microwave ablation for certain...

Recently released clinical data from the NAVABLATE study has shown that microwave ablation used bronchoscopically—with the Emprint Ablation Catheter Kit with Thermosphere Technology (Medtronic)...

Imaging, precise tools, in-procedure ablation zone visibility and confirmation of success...

Constantinos Sofocleous (New York, USA) sits down with Interventional News to discuss how image-guided thermal ablation, when it is deployed with an intent to...

AB-LATE02 randomised trial to probe “synergistic” immunotherapy and ablation strategy for...

A randomised trial—AB-LATE02—will assess the efficacy of a combination of neoadjuvant atezolizumab, and adjuvant atezolizumab and bevacizumab with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as a treatment...
SRFA

SRFA pioneer calls on interventional radiologists to start training now, “before...

Exactly 20 years on from his first stereotactic radiofrequency ablation (SRFA) procedure to treat a cancerous liver tumour, Reto Bale (Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck,...

Why histotripsy may be the next leap forward in ablative therapy

 Histotripsy, which was invented at the University of Michigan, uses pulsed sound waves to destroy tissue. It is a non-invasive and non-thermal mechanism that...
SRFA

SRFA allows IRs to predict ablation success intraprocedurally

Volumetric assessment of the periablational safety margin can be used as an intraprocedural tool to evaluate local treatment success in patients with colorectal liver...
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Medtronic receives FDA breakthrough designation for the Emprint ablation catheter kit

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have granted breakthrough device designation for the Emprint ablation catheter kit (Medtronic). This is an investigational device...
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Ablation-confirmation software must become the new normal for IRs to be...

“If interventional radiologists wish to become competitive with surgeons, the availability of software enabling the accurate comparison of pre- and post-interventional CT or...

Ablation 2.0: Improved precision as interventionalists approach A0

Ablation is entering a new era of increased precision and quantification, the interventional radiology (IR) community argues, with outcomes that match or surpass those...
OsteoCool

RFA with OsteoCool leads to “rapid and sustained” pain relief in...

Treating patients with metastatic bone disease by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using the OsteoCool system (Medtronic) results in rapid and statistically significant improvement in pain...
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New ethanol gel formulation holds “promise” for effective ablation in low...

“Our solution to the limitations of ethanol ablation is the polymer ethyl cellulose,” Erika Chelales (Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies, Duke University, Durham,...
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Cancer treatment beyond systemic chemotherapy: Local intra-tumoural injections demonstrate abscopal effect

Preclinical and clinical studies show that local, intra-tumoural injection of immunomodulatory agents can result in the shrinking of tumours distant from the site of...
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SIR publishes first ever position statement on ablation in RCC: Interventional...

For some patients, kidney cancer can be effectively treated without surgery, according to the Society of Interventional Radiology’s first-ever position statement on the role...
Imricor

Imricor earns CE mark for MRI ablation catheter

Imricor Medical received CE mark certification for its Vision-MR ablation catheter, a device guided by real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The device, which is constructed...
RAST

First in man study of robotically-assisted sonic therapy concludes the technique...

Preliminary results of a first in man trial demonstrate that robotically-assisted sonic therapy (RAST) can create a planned ablation volume without significant device-related adverse...
ablation

Ablation cheaper than Y-90 or TACE for the treatment of hepatocellular...

Ablation costs are significantly less than those of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and Yttrium-90 (Y-90), according to a comparative cost analysis of the three...

Cryoablation improves survival more than thermal ablation for renal cell carcinoma...

Cryoablation may be associated with longer overall survival than heat-based thermal ablation in clinical T1a renal cell carcinoma (RCC), concludes a recent study published...
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Cryoablation shows promise in treating low-risk breast cancers

Cryoablation shows early indications of effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancers, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological...
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Top trends in ablation in 2018

Roberto Iezzi provides an overview of ablative therapies, and what interventional radiologists can expect from ablation procedures in the near future. Amongst the emerging...
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CT-guided radiofrequency thermal ablation a safe alternative to surgery for HCC...

Percutaneous CT-guided radiofrequency thermal ablation is a safe and effective alternative treatment option in patients with pulmonary metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that cannot...

New augmented reality system lets IRs “literally see through the patient”

European Radiology Experimental has recently published a study on a new augmented reality system that is able to accurately guide interventional oncology procedures. A three-step...

Landmark EVRA trial provides first Level 1 evidence for early endovenous...

The first full results of the Early Venous Reflux Ablation (EVRA) ulcer study were presented at the Charing Cross Symposium (24–27 April, London, UK)....

Cryovagotomy may help ignite weight loss

Cryoablation of the posterior vagal trunk, the nerve carrying hunger signals to the brain, may help patients with mild-to-moderate obesity lose weight, according to...

MagForce gets US FDA nod to begin clinical trial evaluating focal...

The US FDA’s granting of an investigational device exemption (IDE) allows MagForce to conduct a pivotal clinical evaluating the company’s NanoTherm therapy for intermediate...

Image-guided pulsed radiofrequency provides relief from low back pain

The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back pain and sciatica, according to a...
Roberto Iezzi

Future directions for ablation in interventional oncology

The notion of locally destroying a cancer percutaneously with minimal morbidity and mortality has become accepted as part of the modern armamentarium for treating...

Theoretical benefit with microwave ablation “does not translate into clinical benefit”...

A prospective randomised controlled study that compared outcomes between hepatocellular carcinoma patients who were treated by microwave ablation with those who were treated by...

Early data finds image-guided ablation “feasible and well tolerated” for oligometastatic...

A retrospective review of single-institution experience, published in July in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), suggests that percutaneous image-guided ablation is...

Radiofrequency ablation used to treat cancer pain for patients

Interventional radiologists at the Emory Johns Creek Hospitals (EJCH), Johns Creek, USA, are using radiofrequency ablation to reduce pain for cancer patients. Radiofrequency ablation is...

WCIO session highlights the pick of recent interventional oncology research

A session at the World Conference on Interventional Oncology (WCIO; 8–11 June, Boston, USA), organised by the Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO), identified the...

Solero microwave ablation system gets CE mark

Angiodynamics has announced it has received CE mark certification for the Solero microwave tissue ablation system. Solero and its accessories are indicated for the...

MAVERRIC to compare microwave ablation to surgery for resectable colorectal liver...

The Karolinska Institute-sponsored, prospective, observational MAVERRIC study aims to demonstrate that a strategy of first line local microwave ablation of colorectal liver metastases is...

Early data suggest ablation has favourable outcomes for selected small cell...

A preliminary analysis suggests that thermal ablation may be effective in selected patients with local small cell lung cancer without adjuvant therapy. The research...