AngioDynamics debuts radiofrequency ablation device

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AngioDynamics has released the new StarBurst XLi-Enhanced Semi-Flex probe, a radiofrequency ablation device designed to deliver a 4-7 cm ablation of a tumor in a single placement during CT-aided procedures.

The StarBurst device series deploys radiofrequency electrode tines--from the end a long wand inserted into the body percutaneously--to raise the temperature of cells above 45-50°C and cause cellular death, according to the Queensbury, N.Y.-based company. Used by surgical oncologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, liver transplant surgeons, laparoscopists and interventional radiologists, the systems offer patients with unresectable liver lesions an alternative treatment option.