E2798. Freeze! Pictorial Review of Current and Novel Applications of Cryoablation Therapy
  1. Charles Gilley; Campbell University
  2. Kristina Ramirez ; Tecnologico de Monterrey School of medicine
  3. Luis Acosta; University of Kentucky
  4. Gaby Gabriel; University of Kentucky
  5. Merve Ozen; University of Kentucky
  6. Chadi Diab; University of Kentucky
  7. Roberto Galuppo-Monticelli; University of Kentucky
The practice of cryotherapy is hundreds of years old. Over time, advances of cryotherapy have been developed, particularly cryoablation. Cryoablation is a thermal therapy technique that uses extremely cold temperatures to destroy pathological tissue in the human body. Cryoablation has widespread indications and is commonly used in cancerous lesions, pain management, and other varied applications as treatment of vascular malformations.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
This educational pictorial review examines cryoablation techniques, procedural considerations, and its current and novel application for a wide variety of pathology.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
We present current and novel applications for cryoablation therapy, including osseous lesions, soft tissue tumors, renal masses, vascular malformations, pelvic lesions, cryoneurolysis of nerves, among others. We discuss key anatomical considerations and utilization of multiple imaging modalities.

Cryoablation is a valid therapeutic modality for a number of pathologies. This treatment is effective and minimally invasive in comparison to other management options. Although cryoablation has many benefits, it is not well known for the general population and as well as other specialists, including diagnostic radiologists. We hope to bring awareness to the widespread applications of cryoablation with this pictorial review.