Overview of Thermal Ablation Devices: HIFU, Laser Interstitial, Chemical Ablation

  • Julien Garnon
  • Georgia Tsoumakidou
  • Iulian Enescu
  • Xavier Buy
  • Afshin Gangi
Part of the Techniques in Interventional Radiology book series (TECHRAD)


HIFU is a noninvasive ablation technique, which uses the property of ultrasounds (US) to propagate harmlessly energy through human tissues. HIFU focuses high-intensity US waves into a target area, thus generating focal deposition of high energy that leads to cellular death in living tissues.


Percutaneous Ethanol Injection Coagulation Necrosis HIFU Ablation Acoustic Lens Chemical Ablation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Garnon
    • 1
  • Georgia Tsoumakidou
    • 1
  • Iulian Enescu
    • 1
  • Xavier Buy
    • 1
  • Afshin Gangi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospital of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

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