Microwave Ablation (MWA) is a form of thermal ablation used in interventional radiology to treat cancer. MWA uses electromagnetic waves in the microwave energy spectrum (300 MHz to 300 GHz) to produce tissue-heating effects. The oscillation of polar molecules produces frictional heating, ultimately generating tissue necrosis within solid tumors. It is generally used for the treatment and/or palliation of solid tumors in patients who are nonsurgical candidate.
Microwave ablation has emerged as a newer ablation modality and an addition to the arsenal of minimally invasive cancer care.
Internally cooled Emprint™ percutaneous antennas have a single body fiberglass construction that reduces the risk of antenna breakage during placement.
They are available in three lengths: Short (15 cm), Standard (20 cm) and Long (30 cm).
The remote-temperature-probe-connector port allows connection of the optional remote temperature probe.
When a remote temperature probe is attached to the Emprint™ generator, the remote-temperature-probe-temperature display shows the real-time measured temperature in degrees Celsius (C) in the range 00 to 99.