Microwave Ablation Study

The PI of this project was: Walter Block, PhD

This project was funded by: IEDR

The term of this project was: May 2016 to June 2016

The number of subjects scanned during this project was: 2

Microwave ablation is rapidly gaining clinical acceptance as a preferential method to develop lesions in the liver and elsewhere in therapeutic cancer management. There are regions of the body however where microwave ablation is contra-indicated due to nearby sensitive structures such as the bile and pancreatic ducts. This work aims to develop magnetic resonance guidance and thermal monitoring methods such that the benefits of microwave ablation could be provided even when sensitive anatomical structures are near tumor being ablated.