US GUIDED INTERVENTIONS
State of the Art in Liver Ablation Therapies: Present & Future
Loco regional therapies currently used to palliate symptoms and to control disease, represent an important tool in the treatment of liver metastases, and in some cancers, have been shown to prolong survival. The goal of ablation is to treat the tumor and a margin of tissue around it.
Ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsy is used extensively in daily clinical practice for the pathologic confirmation of both focal and diffuse diseases of the abdominal viscera.
Ultrasound in Drainage of abdominal collections
Ultrasound is an effective method used throughout the world for surgery and patient work-up with a wide range of diseases, particularly as a first-line imaging modality. Technological advancements have made the equipment accessible and affordable.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy is employed for the treatment of various gallbladder conditions including biliary emergencies such as cholecystitis or cholangitis, malignant or benign biliary obstruction, gallbladder perforation, and percutaneous biliary stone removal.