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Case Report

Local recurrence of renal cell carcinoma successfully treated with fusion imaging-guided percutaneous thermal ablation

13 Jul 2020
Nicola Camisassi, Giovanni Mauri, Paolo Della Vigna, Guido Bonomo, Gianluca Maria Varano, Daniele Maiettini, Franco Orsi

Image-guided thermal ablations are increasingly applied in the treatment of renal cancers, under the guidance of ultrasound (US) or computed tomography (CT). Fusion imaging allows exploitation of the strengths of all imaging modalities simultaneously, eliminating or minimising the weaknesses of every single modality. We present a case of a 68-year-old patient treated using US/CT fusion imaging to guide radiofrequency ablation for local recurrence of renal cell carcinoma undetectable by ultrasound.