Mon, 07/06/2021 - 16:00


In recent years, minimally-invasive treatment of liver tumors such as thermal ablation (RFA, MWA) has emerged as a first-line curative treatment approach for patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lesions. The diagnosis, identification, and treatment of such tumors is indeed challenging. The key objectives of percutaneous ablation are complete coverage of the tumor with ablation necrosis. Insufficient coverage of ablation necrosis is related to local tumor progression, which is also associated with poor survival prognosis. During this course, you will be guided to understand and identify the main indications, therapy modalities, prognostic factors, and management of complications when performing ablative therapies.

11 lessons
9 speakers
03:21 hours


- To learn the principles of ablation therapies in the treatment for liver malignancies treatment

- To identify current ablation technologies, guidance systems,  clinical indications, and guidelines for the ablative treatment of liver tumors. 

Tumoral Ablation Therapies

Ablation of liver tumors is a minimally-invasive locally destructive treatment alternative to surgical resection.

14 min
Federico Davrieux

Ablation System

Locoregional therapies represent an important tool in the treatment of liver metastases that are currently used to palliate symptoms, control disease, and in some cancers, have been shown to

15 min
Edgardo Serra

Liver MW Techniques and Results

Microwave technologies may improve thermal ablative performances, covering a larger liver ablation volume which is ideal for large liver tumors.

10 min
Bruno Odisio

Liver Ablation, Which Approach: Percutaneous, Open or Laparoscopic

A laparoscopic approach may aid to improve visualization, and overall performance while using ablative therapies.

15 min
Mariano Palermo

Liver Ablation on HCC

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common and often one of the most difficult liver cancers to treat, especially when of multicentric origin.

13 min
Marco De Menezes

Follow Up After Tumour Ablation

Proper monitoring of treatment response and potential complications depend on medical imaging and physician skills.

15 min
Benoit Gallix

Management of Complications

Although ablation therapy has been accepted as a promising and safe technique for the treatment of unresectable hepatic tumors, complications are present.

15 min
Bruno Odisio

Experience with Angio-CT for Interventional Oncology

Interventional oncology therapies include a wide range of options in which imaging is a crucial factor for success.

17 min
Michael Moche