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For Release: May 6, 2014


CT-Guided Irreversible Electroporation Safe in Unresectable Pancreatic Carcinoma

A small group of patients with locally advanced unresectable pancreatic carcinoma suffered no major ill effects—pancreatitis or fistula formation—after undergoing percutaneous CT-guided irreversible electroporation (IRE) as a therapy. IRE is a nonthermal ablation technology that is safe near vascular and ductal structures.

“These early results represent a good alternative to intraoperative IRE ablation, and offer a safe and feasible primary local treatment for locally advanced pancreatic cancer,” said Maria Paola Belfiore, a researcher at the Institute of Radiology, Second University of Naples.

Dr. Belfiore will present the study on May 6 at the 2014 ARRS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

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Founded in 1900, ARRS is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States. The society was originally named the American Roentgen Society after its founder, Wilhelm Roentgen, who discovered the x-ray. ARRS has been an international forum for progress in radiology and is dedicated to the goal of the advancement of medicine through the science of radiology and its allied sciences. The goal of the ARRS is maintained through an annual scientific and educational meeting and publication of the American Journal of Roentgenology or AJR. ARRS is located in Leesburg, VA.


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