Short-term outcomes of radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma using cone-beam computed tomography for planning and image guidance
Xue-Song Yao, Dong Yan, Xiao Li, Hui-Ying Zeng, Huai Li, Department of Interventional Therapy, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China
Xian-Xian Jiang, Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4000, Australia
Author contributions: Li H and Yao XS contributed to study concept and design; Yan D and Zeng HY contributed to performing the RFA procedure; Yao XS and Jiang XX contributed to acquisition of clinical data, statistical analysis, and data interpretation; Yao XS wrote the first draft of the manuscript; Li X wrote sections of the manuscript; Li H and Li X supervised and oversaw the study.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the [Ethics Committee of Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences] Institutional Review Board (No. 14-049/839).
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest related to this manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Huai Li, MD, Chief Doctor, Department of Interventional Therapy, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No. 17 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100021, China. email@example.com
Received: September 20, 2020
Peer-review started: September 20, 2020
First decision: December 4, 2020
Revised: December 22, 2020
Accepted: January 8, 2021
Article in press: January 8, 2021
Published online: March 6, 2021