Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Training in Images Dr.Richard Guttler’s Private Thyroid Ablation Master’s Class
Torso model to demonstrate positioning of the
patient to enter the neck through the isthmus.
Simulated Lidocaine injection of the thyroid gland capsule with neck torso and gelatin model before the RFA. A baloon is used to practice thyroid capsule injection.
Actual image of the lidocaine thyroid capsule injection during an RFA procedure.
Simulated method to move danger structures away from the target nodule.
Microdissection Method, or dextrose avoidance.
Blue phantom model with the target nodule
with the danger structure too close on the right.
Dextrose is used to inject between the structures as it does not conduct electricity.
The is clear separation in the next image.
The primary nodule that responds best to Thyroid
RFA is spongiform.
Thyroid ablation occurs at lower watts than liver.
Dr. Guttler Demonstrating ablation technique on a bovine live model with beef