Renal cryotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that freezes and destroys cancerous tissue in the kidney without the use of radiation. It is effective, fast, easy to recover from, and has fewer complications than surgery.
The key to successful renal cryotherapy is accurately targeting and controlling the needle tip that freezes the tumor. BK Ultrasound systems provide a clear picture of the needle location to help ensure accurate needle placement and reduce the chances of destroying nearby viable, healthy renal tissue.
Following cryotherapy, ultrasound imaging of the kidney can be used to check for residual vascularity.