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Microwave Ablation Study Using Porcine Liver

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As we discussed last month, abalation is a method used in treating liver tumors. Our previous blog post looked at thermal abalation and porcine liver tissues.

This week, we’ll look at microwave abalation (MWA) in liver tumor treatments and a study by Italian researchers published in 2015 in the Journal of Cancer Surgery.

The study involved a team from the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma conducted a study using porcine livers to weigh the temperature map and its reproducibility when apply two MWA systems: 915 MHz vs. 2.45 HGz.

“When both MWA systems are applied, a decreasing exponential model can predict the temperature map,” the study concluded. “The 2.45 GHz antenna causes higher temperatures as compared to the 915 MHz thus, resulting into larger areas of ablation. Both systems showed good reproducibility although better results were achieved with the 2.45 GHz antenna.”

This work is yet another example of how porcine liver tissues can help researchers find answers to human health problems.

In the past, we’ve written about how porcine livers have helped researchers improve outcomes for liver transplant patients and repair abdominal wall hernias.

As always, Animal Biotech is proud of the part it has played in this sort of work over the last 26 years. Contact us today to find out how we can help provide the porcine models for your next breakthrough.

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