Thyroid radiofrequency ablation: Updates on innovative devices and techniques

Hye Sun Park, Jung Hwan Baek, Auh Whan Park, Sae Rom Chung, Young Jun Choi, Jeong Hyun Lee

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-623
Number of pages9
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Technique
  • Thermal ablation
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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