How is the patient positioned for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors?

Updated: Mar 30, 2021
  • Author: Badar Bin Bilal Shafi, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR, CCT, EBIR; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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This procedure has no set patient positioning. Positioning depends upon the modality being used, the site of the lesion, the nature of the anesthesia, and the preferences of the operator and patient. The patient should be as comfortable as possible without compromise of the operator’s ability to adequately view and treat the lesion.


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