Hands-on Device Training

Tumour ablation

Percutaneous ablation plays an increasingly fundamental role for the loco-regional treatment of cancer. Ablation technologies and equipment for live image guidance are developing quickly.

This Hands-on Device Training (HDT) aims to provide an overview of available technologies. Separate sessions will look at radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation and alternative techniques, including cryoablation and other image-guided technologies.

After a short kick-off presentation by the HDT coordinators, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the specifics, as well as the safe and effective use of the available technology in a hands-on setting.

Each HDT will feature a round-table discussion with the coordinators at the end of each session allowing participants to ask questions and give feedback.

TA-HDT 1: Tumour ablation - Radiofrequency
Sunday, April 23, 2017; 10:30-12:00
TA-HDT 2: Tumour ablation - Radiofrequency
Sunday, April 23, 2017; 15:00-16:30
Coordinators: A. Gillams (London/UK), C.-M. Sommer (Stuttgart/DE)

TA-HDT 3: Tumour ablation - Microwave
Monday, April 24, 2017; 10:30-12:00
TA-HDT 4: Tumour ablation - Microwave
Monday, April 24, 2017; 15:00-16:30
Coordinators: R.-T. Hoffmann (Dresden/DE), P.L. Pereira (Heilbronn/DE)

TA-HDT 5: Tumour ablation - Alternative techniques and image guidance
Tuesday, April 25, 2017; 10:30-12:00
Coordinators: R. Bale (Innsbruck/AT), L. Crocetti (Pisa/IT)

HDT Room (Sala A3)

Please note that pre-registration was necessary for the Hands-on Device Training sessions. If you have not pre-registered but are interested in participating, please arrive at the room well in advance to check availability. Participation is free of charge.

For an overview of the industry partners supporting the HDT sessions please click here.