History of RF Ablation
Radio Frequency (RF) ablation was first undertaken in 1931 and became commercially available in the 1950's. It is now commonly used in surgical and endoscopic procedures across the world to treat tumours in the lung, kidney and liver amongst others. As well as for treatment in tumours RF can also be used in cardiology, pain management and Barrett's esophagus.
How RF Ablation works
Radio Frequency allows the deposition of electromagnetic energy to induce thermal injury to the tissue. At temperatures up to 50°C, cellular processes terminate and enzymatic activity ceases in a reversible fashion dependent on the duration of heating irreversible cell damage (denaturation) occurring above 50°C. Radio Frequency is particularly suitable for the treatment of tumours as the heat decreases rapidly at a specific distance from the electrode tip as equilibrium is reached, resulting in tumour ablation without significant damage to surrounding normal tissue.
EMcision's use of RF Ablation
EMcision's experience in this area dates back over 10 years, giving us relationships with all of the major suppliers of generators within the industry. Our devices work in both monopolar and bipolar depending on the requirement of the procedure.