Thyroid No Surgery: RF Workshop Results
As part of the team to introduce Thyroid RFA to the USA, I had a visit from the StarMED Korea.They have the thyroid RF Miniprobe for thyroid nodules and cancer that will soon be available in the USA and successful introductions in Europe and Asia.
Generator, cooling system, and thyroidRF Miniprobe shown above
One day pre-release workshops for 2 weeks June 16-July 16 2017 for endocrinologists
interested in thyroid ablation with Radiofrequency. This a limited time chance to see ThyroidRF before the release. The one day includes details, lectures, demos and hands on ablation using “meat” nodules in cow’s liver models. Cost for the one day workshop is $1000. Call Matt at 310-393-8860 for details.
Probe in nodule showing ongoing ablation. The “meat nodule” cut surface shows the ablation area.
Left shows another ablated “nodule” and a smaller simulated sized ablated “cancer” Lymph node
The 10 mm tip is the active site of the ablation. The probe is put on the liver surface and turned on to show the actual size ( 10 mm ) of the ablation area. This is a small area and the operator has to move the probe in the nodule to ablate the full thing. This is a learned technique that places the probe through the isthmus and starts at the posterior inferior section of the nodule and progresses in a moving shot manner from posterior inferior to anterior superior of the nodule.
Comments: All interested endocrinologists wanting to be in the new wave of thyroid interventional ablation specialists sign up for the forming thyroid ablation society or attend the first meeting.
Details at thyroidablation.net.
Richard Guttler MD FACE,ECNU