Reliability in Percutaneous Tumour Ablation – Fusion, Stereotaxy and Robotics, Innsbruck (AT), December 14-15, 2017

In recent years, minimally invasive cancer treatments have experienced a strong surge, and in some cases, have already replaced open resection as the first choice treatment. Most notably, thermal ablation has been proven to be an effective method for the treatment of numerous tumour entities in various anatomical locations and has great potential to increasingly replace open or laparoscopic resection. In order to achieve maximal reliability, however, interventional oncologists must be properly trained in the application of the various available tools, imaging techniques and image fusion tools.

This ESIR course organised by Prof. Reto Bale will give attendees an overview of the currently available devices and techniques in the field of percutaneous tumour ablation, enabling them to plan and perform procedures and conduct the corresponding follow-up. After a theoretical introduction, trainees will have the chance to test devices under the guidance of experienced experts in the hands-on workshops. Participants will also get an impression of the capability of modern 3D guidance devices and image fusion tools. In addition, a live case of a stereotactic radiofrequency ablation will be performed. Afterwards, the experts will present their most interesting cases and discuss them with the participants.



Reto Bale, Innsbruck (AT)

Landeskrankenhaus - Universitätskliniken Innsbruck
Haus 8 - Chirurgie
Anichstraße 35
6020 Innsbruck


Should you have any questions regarding the ESIR course on Reliability in Percutaneous Tumour Ablation, please contact us at office@esir.org.