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Image-guided Laser Ablation

  • Claudio Maurizio Pacella
  • Tian'an Jiang
  • Giovanni Mauri
  • Describes the technical aspects of laser applications to tissue ablation

  • Explores the possible medical applications in tissue ablation

  • Provides the latest evidence on image-guided laser ablation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Giovanni Mauri
    Pages 1-5
  3. Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Luca Breschi, Daria Bottacci, Leonardo Masotti
    Pages 7-18
  4. Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Tian’an Jiang
    Pages 19-30
  5. Giovan Giuseppe Di Costanzo, Raffaella Tortora, Marco Guarracino, Maria Mattera, Tian’an Jiang, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    Pages 31-44
  6. Giovanni Mauri, Tian’an Jiang, Qiyu Zhao, Weilu Chai
    Pages 45-54
  7. Sergio Sartori, Paola Tombesi, Francesca Di Vece, Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Qiyu Zhao, Giovanni Mauri
    Pages 55-60
  8. Enrico Papini, Rinaldo Guglielmi, Agnese Persichetti, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    Pages 61-73
  9. Tian’an Jiang, Luigi Solbiati, Weiwei Zhan, Giovanni Mauri
    Pages 75-81
  10. Tian’an Jiang, Luigi Solbiati, Weiwei Zhan, Giovanni Mauri
    Pages 83-87
  11. Guglielmo Manenti, Giovanni Mauri, Tommaso Perretta, Rosaria Meucci
    Pages 89-97
  12. Tian’an Jiang, Ping Liang, Jie Yu
    Pages 99-106
  13. Tian’an Jiang, Qiyu Zhao
    Pages 107-115
  14. Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Giovanni Mauri, Guglielmo Manenti, Tommaso Perretta, Gianluigi Patelli
    Pages 117-134
  15. Sergio Sartori, Francesca Di Vece, Paola Tombesi, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    Pages 135-143
  16. Paola Saccomandi, Emiliano Schena, Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    Pages 145-151
  17. Claudio Maurizio Pacella, Giovanni Mauri, Luca Breschi, Tian’an Jiang
    Pages 153-160

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive guide to the technical basis of laser ablation, describing and reporting in detail on the latest findings. The world of medicine is currently working to reduce the invasiveness of treatment, in order to improve patients’ quality of life. Image-guided ablations are rapidly becoming an effective alternative to several surgical treatments. Among the many techniques available for ablation, laser is still not widely used, though its efficacy has been amply demonstrated. The scientific community is now showing a growing interest in laser techniques for image-guided ablations, and many physicians are willing to start using lasers in their clinical practice.

The book is divided into 16 chapters, including historical notes, technical aspects, outcomes of ex-vivo experiments, and results of the application of this technique in various clinical scenarios. It will be of great interest to a broad range of physicians (interventional radiologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, urologists), from less experienced trainees to expert physicians who want to introduce a novel clinical practice.


Laser treatment Tumor treatment Minimally invasive treatment Tissue ablation Patient care

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    • 1
  • Tian'an Jiang
    • 2
  • Giovanni Mauri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Interventional RadiologyOspedale Regina ApostolorumAlbano Laziale, RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of UltrasoundZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Division of Interventional RadiologyEuropean Institute of Oncology, IRCCSMilanItaly

About the editors

Dr. Pacella graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rome in 1973, followed by a 3-year residency in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Umberto I Hospital of Rome University “La Sapienza.” He then joined the Radiology Service at Regina Apostolorum Hospital in Albano Laziale, Rome, as Assistant Director. From 1980 to 1984 he completed a residency at the Department of Radiation Therapy/Oncology at the “Agostino Gemelli” Hospital of the “Sacro Cuore” Catholic University of Rome. Since 1996 he has been Chief of the Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging at the “Regina Apostolorum” Hospital. He has published 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the author or co-author of 15 book chapters, commentaries and reviews. He has presented more than 200 papers at national/international conferences.

Prof. Tian’an Jiang received his MD from Shanghai Medical University in 1993, and completed his PhD at Zhejiang University in 2004. In 2005 he became Chief Physician at the Ultrasonic Medicine Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University. In 2013, he became Deputy Leader for the Interventional Group of the Ultrasonic Branch of the CMA (Chinese Medical Association). In 2017, he was appointed Director of the Ultrasonic Medicine Department and Deputy Director of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Intervention Center at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University. He is currently Chairman of the Ultrasonic Branch of the CMA for Zhejiang Province. On the basis of experimental studies, Prof. Jiang has published 28 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is the editor-in-chief of 3 books, deputy editor-in-chief of 4 books, and co-editor of 20 books. He has presented more than 100 papers at national/international conferences and serves on the editorial board of numerous peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Mauri graduated from the University of Milan School of Medicine in 2007 and completed his Board Certification in Radiology at the same university in 2012. In 2010 he had a 6-month fellowship in Interventional Radiology at St George’s Hospital, University of London, and another 6-month research fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston in 2011. He worked as a Consultant Radiologist at IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, General Hospital of Busto Arsizio, and currently works as an Interventional Radiologist at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan. Dr. Mauri has published 101 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the coauthor of five book chapters. He has presented more than 100 papers at national/international conferences and serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals. His clinical activities and research are focused on several radiologic subspecialties, including interventional oncology, vascular interventional procedures, biliary interventional procedures, and CT and US guided procedures. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Image-guided Laser Ablation
  • Editors Claudio Maurizio Pacella
    Tian'an Jiang
    Giovanni Mauri
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-21747-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-21750-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-21748-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Interventional Radiology
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