Microwave Ablation Thyroid Nodules 101
The antenna probe is shown here.
It is thick #16 antenna and is long for thyroid work. Thinner bore and shorten lenght is better for the neck area.
The physician had to choke up on the antenna when inserting it in the nodule.
No US systems are in clinical use today.
Medtronic is working on MWA systems as we speak.
Further advanced systems are in Asia and Europe.