Radiofrequency ablation rfa is a type of interstitial hyperthermia that uses radio waves to heat and kill cancer cells in regional hyperthermia various approaches may be used to heat large areas of tissue such as a body cavity organ or limb. Interstitial hyperthermia milligan aj dobelbower rr jr the effectiveness of hyperthermia as a treatment modality for cancer continues to gain popularity in the medical community one of the disappointing findings has been the inability to deliver uniform thermal doses to tumor volumes. Interstitial hyperthermia delivers heat directly to the site of the tumor via brachytherapy catheter the microwave power delivered to the antennas available as an optional kit can be adjusted in amplitude and phase to conform the heating pattern to the tumor. Interstitial hyperthermia using 27 mhz wire antennas and interstitial photodynamic therapy in a rat rhabdomyosarcoma phantom and animal studies radiotherapy and oncology vol 11 no 2 treatment of inoperable neck nodes using surgical clearance and postoperative interstitial irradiation
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