›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (9): 1168-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2010.09.036

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Thermal ablation therapy for breast cancer

NIU Ling-chuan, reviewer;WANG Zhi-biao, reviser   

  1. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Ultrasound Medical Engineering, Chongqing 400016, China
  • Online:2010-09-25 Published:2010-09-27


Breast cancer is one of the common malignant tumors with serious harm for women. The growing demand for improved quality of life and physical beauty stimulates the changes of treatment modalities, and the thermal ablation therapy for breast cancer has been fully developed. The common ablation therapies include radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation and high intensity focused ultrasound ablation.The principles, guidance and monitoring technology, clinical application and complications of different ablation techniques are introduced in this paper.

Key words: breast cancer, ablation, radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, high intensity focused ultrasound ablation