Special Issue "Percutaneous Imaging-Guided Techniques in Interventional Oncology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021) | Viewed by 25562
Interests: interventional oncology; ablation; vertebral augmentation; MSK interventions
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In recent years, image-guided techniques constitute the 4th pillar of oncology along with systemic, surgical, and radiation therapies. Percutaneous or intra-arterial imaging-guided techniques improve local tumor control and survival rates without systemic side effects, and, in addition, offer pain relief and reduction of the administered analgesic medication. Interventional oncology techniques can be either solely performed or in combination with other therapies including immunotherapy. The combination of percutaneous ablation with immunotherapy results in a synergistic effect due to the enhancement of the immune-stimulating response.
This Special Issue welcomes original articles on innovations in image-guided oncologic interventions focusing upon personalized therapies in cancer patients as well as review articles describing the current state of the art.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Pre- and intra-procedural imaging for planning and guidance
- Fusion imaging or navigation systems and its application in interventional oncology therapies
- Percutaneous ablation techniques and products (alcohol, laser, radiofrequency, microwaves, cryoablation, irreversible electroporation, HIFU)
- Ablation zone verification software and procedural efficacy
- Endovascular therapies in interventional oncology, including trans-arterial bland embolization and chemo- and radio-embolization
- Degradable and permanent microspheres for embolization
- Imaging predictors of response or recurrence after locoregional therapies
- Percutaneous neurolysis or neuromodulation
- Vertebral or osseous augmentation with cement and/or cannulated screws/implants
Dr. Dimitrios Filippiadis
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- Trans-arterial therapies
- Osseous augmentation