Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2020, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (4): 343-348.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2020.190025

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US-CT Fusion Image-Guided Microwave Ablation of Lung Cancer----A New Mode of Image Guidance in Lung Cancer Ablation

Tong Zhang, MDa, Wenzhao Liang, MDb, Yuanyuan Song, MDc, Zhengmin Wang, MDd, Dezhi Zhang, MDa,*()   

  1. a Department of Ultrasound, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China
    b Department of Neurology, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China
    c Department of Laboratory Medicine, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China
    d Department of Thyroid Surgery, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China
  • Received:2019-10-03 Online:2020-12-30 Published:2020-09-29
  • Contact: Dezhi Zhang, MD,


Image-guided thermal ablation has become an ideal choice for treating lung tumors, including curative ablation for patients with primary peripheral lung cancer and solitary lung metastasis who are not candidates for surgery and palliative ablation. Previously, image guidance was directed by computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound (US), all of which have certain limitations. Here, we report on the use of US-CT fusion image-guided microwave ablation (MWA) of a lung metastasis. Our experience indicated that this approach to can play an important role in lung cancer treatment by combining the individual advantages of US and CT and reducing their individual disadvantages. As a result, US-CT fusion imaging should be considered for image guidance mode in lung cancer ablation treatment.

Key words: US-CT fusion image; Lung neoplasms; Microwave ablation; Radiofrequency ablation; Ultrasound