• Up to 5cm ablation
  • Single needle technology
  • real time temperature feedback
  • Wide range of electrodes to suit every need
  • Nearing 100 installations in India

RITA Radiofrequency Ablation System

What is Radiofrequency Abaltion?

Radiofrequency is electric energy, which is used to create heat. The heat is created in a specific location, at a specific temperature, for a specific period of time and ultimately results in the death or destruction of tumor. During a Radiofrequency procedure, an electrode is placed directly into the target tissue under imaging. An array of several small curved tines is deployed from the end of the electrode into the tumor.

Where does it work ?

Tumors up to 5 cm in diameter, in liver, lung, kidney and bone.

How does it work?

  • The Starburst electrode is placed in the tumor under image guidance and then connected to the RITA generator. The RITA 1500X(M) Radiofrequency generator is turned on and target temperatures are set. The Radiofrequency (RF) energy flows through the electrodes, causing the tissue to heat up. Once sufficient temperatures have been reached, the heat kills the unwanted tissue within a few minutes. Thermocouples (tiny thermometers) incorporated in to the tips of the electrodes allow continuous monitoring of tissue temperatures, and power is automatically adjusted so that the target temperatures remain constant.
  • The StarBurst Electrodes are compatible only with RITA 1500X RF Generator and vice versa.

Clinical Advantages

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Usually performed under mild sedation or local anaesthesia


StarBurst XL electrodes are available in:
  • 10 cm for CT guided procedures
  • 15 cm for Ultrasound and open procedures
  • 25 cm length – For Laparoscopic use
  • StarBurst SDE 12 cm For Bone, and surface tumors