Interventional Radiology - Review

Magnetic resonance imaging-guided radiofrequency ablation of breast cancer: a current state of the art review


  • Chuan Zhang
  • Jing Shi
  • Bing Li
  • Xiaoxuan Yu
  • Xu Feng
  • Hanfeng Yang

Received Date: 09.03.2022 Accepted Date: 22.11.2022 Diagn Interv Radiol 0;0(0):0-0 [e-Pub] PMID: 36971252

With a gradual increase in breast cancer incidence and mortality rates and an urgent need to improve patient prognosis and cosmetology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy has attracted wide attention as a new treatment method for breast cancer. MRI-RFA results in a higher complete ablation rate and extremely low recurrence and complication rates. Thus, it may be used as an independent treatment for breast cancer or adjuvant to breast-conserving surgery to reduce the extent of breast resection. Furthermore, with MRI guidance, accurate control of RFA can be achieved, and breast cancer treatment can enter a new stage of minimally invasive, safe, and comprehensive therapy. With progress in MR thermometry technology, the applications of MRI are expected to broaden.

Keywords: MRI-guided, breast cancer, radiofrequency ablation, interventional therapy, MR thermometry