Radiation Oncology/RT Techniques/Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

  • Radiofrequency ablation for cancer is a minimally invasive procedure that uses electrical energy and heat to destroy cancer cells
  • The radiologist uses imaging tests to guide a thin needle through the skin or through an incision and into the cancer tissue
  • High-frequency energy passes through the needle and causes the surrounding tissue to heat up, killing the nearby cells