Cryoablation System

  • Ablate tissues by freezing
  • Predictable
  • Safe
  • Visible

Cryoablation System

What is it

  • Cryoablation is a process that uses extreme cold to destroy malignant tissue. Cryoablation is performed using hollow needles through which Argon gas is circulated. Cryoprobes are positioned adjacent to the target in such a way that the freezing process will destroy the diseased tissue.

How it works?

  • Cryotherapy is the latest modality by which localized cancers/ tumors are destroyed by freezing the cells to minus 200° Celsius. In this procedure a Cryo probe/ needle is inserted into the tumor under imaging. This Cryoprobe is connected to the Cryotherapy equipment, which has an inlet for the cylinders of Argon and Helium gases.
  • The Cryoprobe has a chamber in the distal end of the probe, into which Argon Gas is released at 6000 psi pressure. Due to the Joule-Thomson effect the released Argon gas cools the chamber to minus 200° Celsius. The surrounding tissue which has water molecules, creates an ice ball, which destroys the tumor. The Argon gas is returned to the atmosphere from the chamber through the Cryotherapy equipment.

Clinical Advantages

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Usually performed under local anesthesia
  • Almost pain free

Where it is used

  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Kidney
  • Bone
  • Breast
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Used for pain management.