Oncology is the branch of medicine concerning the development, diagnosis, and treatment of tumors.
RF and Cryoablation (Kidney and Liver Tumors)
Cryoablation is a process that uses extreme cold (cryo) to cause tissue cell death (ablation).
During a radiofrequency procedure, an ablation probe is placed directly into the target tissue. An array of several small, curved electrodes are deployed from the end of the probe into the tissue. The generator is turned on and target temperatures are input. The radiofrequency energy flows through the electrodes, causing ionic agitation, and therefore friction, in the nearby tissue. This friction creates heat, and once sufficient temperatures have been reached, the heat kills (ablates) the target tissue within a few minutes.
Chemoembolization is a procedure in which the blood supply to the tumor is blocked surgically or mechanically and anticancer drugs are administered directly into the tumor. This permits a higher concentration of drug to be in contact with the tumor for a longer period of time.
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Chest & Arm Ports
Chest and arm ports are totally implantable devices, or subcutaneous ports, which are implanted in the chest wall or upper extremity for long-term, intermittent use.