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NeuWave™ Microwave Ablation Systems
Utilizing the US market-leading microwave ablation technology, the NeuWave™ portfolio of products sets a new practice in thermal ablation, offering comprehensive solutions that allow physicians to ablate lesions of many shapes and sizes with predictability and precision.1*
Microwave ablation offers a minimally invasive option for a significant patient population with medically inoperable soft tissue lesions
Microwave ablation is a targeted procedure that helps spare healthy tissue and may help preserve organ function.2
Microwave ablation is efficacious in ablating soft tissue with a low complication rate.3 Guidelines and emerging evidence are helping to expand the recommendation for the use of microwave ablation.
Most microwave ablation procedures are completed with 5-10 minutes active ablation time with many patients leaving the hospital the same or following day as the procedure.4**
Microwave ablation may be associated with a lower treatment cost compared to other procedures such as radiofrequency ablation and surgical resection.5
Help Improve Microwave Ablation Procedure Outcomes
Several recent studies have demonstrated the NEUWAVE Ablation Confirmation software (AC) can help improve visualization and precision which can contribute to improved procedural outcomes. This growing body of evidence is important as physicians continue to work toward improved workflow and outcomes utilizing minimally invasive microwave ablation.
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* Refer to IFU for Ablation Zone Sizes
** Individual results may vary. Patients should consult their physicians to determine if this procedure is appropriate for their condition.
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2. G, Carrafiello, et al. Microwave tumors ablation: Principles, clinical applications and review of preliminary experiences. International Journal of Surgery Volume 6, Supplement 1, 2008, Pages S65-S69
3. T. Ziemlewicz, et al, Percutaneous Microwave Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Gas-Cooled System: Initial Clinical Results with 107 Tumors. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology 2015; 26: 62–68. A. Moreland, et al, High-Powered Microwave Ablation of T1a Renal Cell Carcinoma: Safety and Initial Clinical Evaluation. Journal Of Endourology Sept. 2014; Volume 28, Number 9. B.T. March, et al, Microwave ablation for lung neoplasms: a retrospective analysis of long term results. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2014, Volume 25, Issue 3 , S97. YR. Huo, et al, Microwave Ablation Compared to Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatic Lesions: A Meta-Analysis. JVIR v26, I8 Aug 2015, 1130-1146.
4. Laeseke et al. Multiple-Antenna Microwave Ablation: Spatially Distributing Power Improves Thermal Profiles and Reduces Invasiveness. Journal of Interventional Oncology. 2009; 2(2):105-112. Brace, et al. Microwave Ablation with Multiple Simultaneously Powered Small-gauge Triaxial Antennas: Results from an in Vivo Swine Liver Model. Radiology Volume 224: Number 1 - July 2007. Lubner et al. Microwave Tumor Ablation: Mechanism of Action, Clinical Results and Devices. JVIR 2010 Aug: 21(8 Suppl): S192-S203. C. M. Harari, et al, Microwave Ablation: Comparison of Simultaneous and Sequential Activation of Multiple Antennas in Liver Model Systems.Radiology. 2016 January, Volume 278:1.
5. Glassberrg MD, et al. Microwave ablation compared with hepatic resection for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver metastases: a systematic review and metaanalysis. World Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2019. Glassberg, MD, et al. Microwave ablation compared with radiofrequency ablation for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver metastases: a systematic review and metaanalysis. OncoTargets and Therapy, 2019