Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2019, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (2): 47-49.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2019.190809

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Liver Cancer Microwave Ablation Guided by Imaging Fusion and Needle Tracking Based on Electromagnetic Volume Navigation

Yupeng Zhu, MDa, Wenzhao Liang, MDb, Li Ma, MDa, Hua Li, MDa, Jing Jia, MDa, Dezhi Zhang, MDa,*()   

  1. a Department of Abdominal Ultrasound, the First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China
    b Department of Neurology, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China
  • Received:2018-11-20 Online:2019-06-30 Published:2019-06-28
  • Contact: Dezhi Zhang, MD,


Not every liver cancer is visible on ultrasound. We report a case that the liver cancer was invisible on gray-scale ultrasound but was very distinct on MRI. The microwave ablation was guided by imaging fusion and needle tracking, based on electromagnetic volume navigation. We took advantages both the visibility of MRI and the flexibility of ultrasound and made the needle tip always seen.

Key words: Electromagnetic volume navigation; Needle tracking; Microwave ablation