Interventional MR: Thermotherapy

09:00 – 10:15

Chairs: Jeffrey L. Duerk and Jorg F. Debatin

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, Participants should be able to:

  • Identify the role of local tumor treatment and control in cancer therapy.
  • Recognize the techniques used for MR monitoring of thermotherapy.
  • List methods of thermal energy deposition used for tumor ablation.
  • Discuss the current role of MR image-guided thermotherapy in clinical care.
  • Recognize the potential and limitations of thermal ablation treatment in the future of local cancer therapy.
09:00 1. Concepts in Local Therapy for Liver Cancer, David Mulligan, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
09:25 2. Thermal Imaging and Technological Aspects for MR-Guided Thermotherapy, R. Mark Henkelman, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.
09:50 3. Clinical Applications of MR-Guided Thermotherapy, Hans-Joachim Schwarzmaier, Heinrich-Heine-University of Duesseldorf at Krefeld, Germany.

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