Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation RFA: A Modern Focused Electricity.
In the 19 century electricity was discovered by quacks. Electric brushes to cure baldness.Corsets to weight loss. belts for erectile dysfunction. The electric shower shown here. As recently as 1989 Margaret Thatcher used electric baths to keep her young looking face and vigor.
Today we have the electricity in the EKG, stimulation of bone healing, regulate heartbeats, and defibrillators.
Focused electricity also is in the form of Thyroid RFA to treat thyroid nodules and cancer.First clinical paper by Dr.JH Baek in 2002 used a monopolar electrode to ablate thyroid nodules with the electricity leaving the body through two grounding pads on the patients thighs. Today there is a bipolar system that does not need the pads as the 2 electrodes in one remove the electricity.
Russian Electric Shower
Switched on Prime Minister paid 600 pounds for 0.3 amps of electricity to be run through her bath.
L Kang MD et al
Workman Publishing 2017