Technical Success, Safety, and Short-term Efficacy for MR-Guided Laser Ablation of Hepatic Tumors


Rochester, Minn.

Trial status:

Open for Enrollment

Why is this study being done?

This is a pilot study to investigate the performance of MR-guided Laser Induced Thermal Therapy (LITT) in the treatment of liver tumors.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with soft tissue tumor metastases to the liver who are referred to Interventional Radiology for treatment. - Surgery is not a viable or desirable alternative therapy at the time of enrollment - Radiation therapy has failed or not indicated or can be safely postponed - Tumor size ≤ 5 cm at its largest diameter - Tumor position is not in the central liver hilum - Performance status is ECOG 2 or better in adults - Patient is able to undergo MRI Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with pacemaker or defibrillator - Patients with metallic surgical clips close to the site of the intended ablation - Pregnant women - Patients with hilar liver lesions

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