Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Original Article

Irreversible electroporation: evolution of a laboratory technique in interventional oncology

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Division of Vascular Imaging and Interventions, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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From the Department of Imaging, Division of Interventional Radiology and the Center for Engineering in Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

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From the Department of Imaging, Division of Interventional Radiology and the Center for Engineering in Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

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From the Department of Imaging, Division of Interventional Radiology Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

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Department of Vascular Imaging and Interventions, Harvard University Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, USA

Diagn Interv Radiol 2014; 20: 147-154
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2013.13304
Read: 199 Downloads: 37 Published: 03 September 2019

Abstract

Electroporation involves applying electric field pulses to cells, leading to the alteration or destruction of cell membranes. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) creates permanent defects in cell membranes and induces cell death. By directly targeting IRE to tumors, percutaneous nonthermal ablation is possible. The history of IRE, evolution of concepts, theory, biological applications, and clinical data regarding its safety and efficacy are discussed.

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