Special Issue "Interventional Oncology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: interventional oncology; percutaneous ablations (cryoablation, electroporation, microwave ablation, radiofrequency ablation); osteoplasty and fixation; soft tissue; bone; spine
Interventional Oncology (IO) is a medical specialty offering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic minimally invasive procedures in the oncologic field, but also allowing to manage all issues related to cancer. One critical aspect of IO is that the concept unifying these procedures remains the imaging guidance.
IO has made considerable improvements over the last few years, driven by breakthrough innovations and technological developments. Percutaneous biopsies are widely proposed for the diagnosis of cancer but also now iteratively to confer the mandatory insights of a disease, allowing to provide the best care at the era of the personalized medicine. Furthermore, interventional oncologic treatments now include a wide array of techniques that are able to provide local control or symptom relief. They are now routinely performed in liver, kidney, lung, bone or soft-tissues. They interest a large community of physicians, including oncologists, radiation therapists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and interventional radiologists.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to present these image-guided treatments as alternatives to conservative therapies or surgery. These techniques can serve as attractive alternatives to other options, with a clear effect on quality of life.
We remain at your disposal for additional questions.
Prof. François Cornelis
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- interventional oncology
- image guidance
- percutaneous ablation
- local control
- pain palliation
- interventional radiology
- cone beam computed tomography