Radiofrequency ablation is a promising new technique that can be used to
remove cancerous tissue from organs, including the liver, lungs, and kidney.
Radio frequency ablation utilizes high-energy radio waves– delivered
through a probe inserted into a tumor – to destroy cancer cells.
This creates a high temperature that kills the cancer in the immediate
vicinity. This treatment can be done in the operating room but more frequently
is administered by an interventional radiologist using CT scan or ultrasound
image guidance. Radiofrequency ablation is most effective when there are
only a few small areas of cancer that need to be targeted.