Article Abstract

Understanding the possibility of image-guided thermal ablation for pulmonary malignancies

Authors: Hideki Ujiie, Kazuhiro Yasufuku


There is a debate regarding the ideal treatment for inoperable patients with pulmonary malignancies. Although surgery has been the gold standard of care for centuries, other local therapies are applicable for patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and oligometastatic disease from various types of malignancies.