Mauna Kea Technologies reported the results of a study using needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy during interventional radiology (IR) procedures at RSNA 2015.
A team from Strasbourg, France, performed percutaneous liver and kidney biopsies, and radiofrequency ablations guided at the microscopic level with needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy images.
The team also revealed in vivo microscopic images monitoring the cryoablation on renal tumors and chemoembolization of liver tumors in real-time.
This technique could help ensure better control of the completeness of ablation, thus potentially reducing recurrence rates while preserving functional tissue, the researchers said. This imaging modality provides complementary information to full-organ radiological images, on tumor microenvironment, which is key to personalized treatment, they added.