© 2008

Percutaneous Tumor Ablation in Medical Radiology

  • Thomas J. Vogl
  • Thomas K. Helmberger
  • Martin G. Mack
  • Maximilian F. Reiser

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Percutaneous Tumor Ablation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas J. Vogl
      Pages 3-5
    3. Ablative Techniques (Percutaneous)

      1. Thomas K. Helmberger
        Pages 7-20
      2. Andreas Boss, Damian Dupuy, Philippe L. Pereira
        Pages 21-28
      3. Martin G. Mack, Thomas J. Vogl
        Pages 29-32
      4. Herwart Müller
        Pages 33-46
      5. Stephan Zangos, Katrin Eichler, Thomas J. Vogl
        Pages 47-62
      6. Thomas K. Helmberger
        Pages 73-88
      7. Michael Kirsch, Andreas Zinke, Gerhard Kirsch, Norbert Hosten
        Pages 89-92
      8. Andreas Lubienski, Martin Simon, Thomas K. Helmberger
        Pages 93-97
      9. Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann, Tobias F. Jakobs, Christoph Trumm, Thomas K. Helmberger, Maximilian F. Reiser
        Pages 99-109
  3. Clinical Indications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Liver

      1. Stephan Zangos, Katrin Eichler, Martin G. Mack, Thomas J. Vogl
        Pages 113-121
      2. Andreas Lubienski, Martin Simon, Thomas K. Helmberger
        Pages 123-127
      3. Tobias F. Jakobs, Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann, Maximilian F. Reiser, Thomas K. Helmberger
        Pages 129-138
      4. Katrin Eichler, Martin G. Mack, Thomas J. Vogl
        Pages 139-144
      5. Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann, Tobias F. Jakobs, Thomas K. Helmberger, Maximilian F. Reiser
        Pages 145-151
      6. Thomas J. Vogl, Martin G. Mack
        Pages 153-164
      7. Andreas Lubienski, Martin Simon, Thomas K. Helmberger
        Pages 165-166
    3. Kidney

      1. Andreas H. Mahnken
        Pages 167-177
    4. Lung

      1. Karin Steinke
        Pages 179-196
      2. Thomas J. Vogl, Martin G. Mack, Mohammed Nabil
        Pages 197-205
    5. Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal

      1. Dirk Proschek, Martin G. Mack, Thomas J. Vogl
        Pages 207-214
    6. Other

      1. Martin G. Mack, Thomas J. Vogl
        Pages 215-219
      2. Stefan O. R. Pfleiderer, Werner A. Kaiser
        Pages 221-231
  4. Treatment Strategies (incl. Current Study Protocols and Flow-Charts)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Thomas K. Helmberger
      Pages 235-242
    3. Thomas K. Helmberger, Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann
      Pages 243-251
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-261

About this book


Thermal ablation has become an integral part of oncology, especially in the field of interventional oncology. This very comprehensive book encompasses the different technologies employed in thermal ablation, its indications and the results achieved in various clinical conditions. The first part of the book clearly explains the basics of thermal ablative techniques such as laser-induced thermotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, cryotherapy, and localized tumor therapy. The latest developments in the application of minimally invasive therapies in localized neoplastic disease are demonstrated. In the main part of the book, techniques of guiding the applicators to the target structures by use of different imaging tools such as ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are discussed. The results are presented for a variety of clinical indications, including liver and lung tumors and metastases and some rather rare conditions involving the kidney, the head and neck, the prostate, and soft tissue structures. A large number of acknowledged experts have contributed to the book, which benefits from a lucid structure and excellent images.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas J. Vogl
    • 1
  • Thomas K. Helmberger
    • 2
  • Martin G. Mack
    • 1
  • Maximilian F. Reiser
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University HospitalJohann Wolfgang Goethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Klinikum Bogenhausen, Academic TeachingHospital of the Technical University MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.Department of Clinical Radiology University Hospitals — Grosshadern and InnenstadtLudwig-Maximilians-University of MunichMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Percutaneous Tumor Ablation in Medical Radiology
  • Editors Thomas J. Vogl
    Thomas Helmberger
    Martin G. Mack
    Maximilian F Reiser
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-22518-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06137-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-68250-9
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
    Interventional Radiology
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

"‘Percutaneous Tumor Ablation’ is a new volume in the series Medical Radiology: Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology published by Springer Verlag. The book aims to help radiologists improve their skills in percutaneous image guided ablation techniques. … The illustrative material is in general excellent, with well chosen examples of treatment efficacy. … Overall this book provides a useful resource and will probably be used mostly as a starting point for finding out more about individual treatment techniques." (Dr Gail ter Haar, RAD Magazine, October, 2008)

“Dr Thomas Vogl and a group of authors, principally from Germany, have banded together to produce a useful book that reviews a wide variety of … techniques not only for the treatment of hepatic tumors, but also for many benign and malignant lesions throughout the body. … We have no difficulty recommending this readable and interesting volume to those involved in percutaneous ablation therapies. … Radiology fellows who are training in tumor ablation techniques will find this volume particularly helpful.” (Peter L. Munk and Gerald M. Legiehn, Radiology, Vol. 254 (1), January, 2010)