Radiofrequency Ablation RFA 101: A New Teaching Tool for Future Interventional Thyroidologists
Professor Baek and his team in Korea have developed a virtual needle tracking system (VNTS).
VNTS provides effective guidance in RFA of thyroid nodules and cancer.
Electromagnetic sensors are attached to linear probe of the ultrasound with a bracket seen in A. The VNTS is connected to the RF electrode seen in B. The electrode active tip is displayed as a V seen in panel D. The virtual track is seen in green. The prospective electrode path seen in as a dotted line, and the path of the electrode is seen as a dashed line.
VNTS provides effective guidance during RFA of benign thyroid nodules. It is a new technique that can improve accuracy and outcomes while reducing complications and shorten procedure times. It will be a great help in shortening the learning curve for future interventional thyroidologists.
Thyroid RFA is coming to the USA. Learn how you can be on the cutting edge of this new way to save your patients from surgery. Call Matt at 310-393-8860 for details on Masters Classes.
Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU