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What is the future of percutaneous ablation?

"I think the next generation of doctors will be doing more ablative technologies," said Dr. Del Pizzo. "We're seeing more and more patients whose renal tumors are being detected early when they are having computed tomography (CT or CAT) scans for something else. Many of these patients are elderly and they may be candidates for these less invasive procedures."

"Percutaneous cryoablation is made possible by the marriage of two different technologies, imaging and cryoablation – neither of which is brand new," concluded Dr. Jaime Landman. "But by combining them, we can do a minimally invasive procedure in a way we've never done before."

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