Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Thyroid Nodules and Cysts 101
Cartoon of the decrease in the nodule after RFA.
The Thyroid RF Mini-Probe used in thyroid Nodule
The thyroid cell damage heat range for RFA.
Physician using the US to guide the Thyroid RF
Mini Probe into the nodule.
Cartoon of the isthmus insertion area avoidance
of the danger triangle ( recurrent nerve).
Projected shrinkage after RFA by 6 months
Actual One month after RFA 41%
Actual 5 months after RFA 83%
RFA is a good system to decrease surgery in the USA when it is finally FDA approved thyroid nodules and cancer.
Image of a Thyroid RF Mini-Probe used in Europe and Asia made by StarMed of Korea.