Irreversible Electroporation

Govindarajan Narayanan

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Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a predominantly nonthermal ablative technology that uses high-voltage, low-energy DC current pulses to induce cell death. Thermal ablative technologies such as radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, and cryoablation have several applications in oncology but have limitations that have been established. IRE has shown promise to overcome some of these limitations. This article reviews the basics of the technology, patient selection, clinical applications, practical pointers, and the published data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-355
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • ablation
  • interventional radiology
  • irreversible electroporation
  • liver
  • pancreas
  • prostate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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