Intelligent control of microwave energy for safe & predictable results
Efficient energy-delivery regulated by temperature-feedback and power-feedback.
Applicable to a wide range of tissues
FDC 510(k)-cleared and CE-marked for soft-tissue coagulation/ablation.
Out performs low-frequency RF ablation systems
Microwave (ultra-high RF) can create larger ablations in less time without requiring return-pads.
Economical, cost-effective and efficient
Single-probe coverage reduces costs without sacrificing performance.
Avecure™ Microwave Generator
Avecure™ Microwave Probes
In many cases, surgical resection remains the gold standard treatment in the curative treatment. However, some patients are not eligible for surgical resection due to a number of factors including:
- Inability to achieve complete resection
- Sufficient volume of the viable organ remaining after resection
- Tumor biological aspects
A range of treatment modalities have been used as alternatives to surgical resection:
- Laser ablation
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Microwave ablation
- Chemical ablation
Technology makes it easier for doctors to remove tumors without invasive surgery. Microwave ablation may be a viable option for people who can’t handle any more surgeries or chemotherapy. And, the biggest benefit of microwave ablation is that patients can avoid surgery.
Recovery time also decreases, and the complication rate also theoretically decreases because the risk of bleeding is less since no major surgery is involved. For example, renal tumors often require partial or total removal of the kidney. Doctors would typically take a biopsy, and then decide how much of the kidney to remove in a separate surgery procedure.
Fortunately, procedures using microwave ablation technology can eliminate tumors at the same time as the biopsy. Patients are put under conscious sedation while a microwave antenna is fed through a biopsy needle. After a piece of the tumor is removed for testing, physicians use medical imaging devices to help place the tip of the antenna directly inside the tumor.
Physicians use microwaves to basically burn and cook the tumor.