The state of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in Japan's Chugoku-Shikoku district was assessed by a questionnaire completed by 18 participating hospitals. Inclusion criteria of the therapy and the methods of evaluating ablated areas were similar among the 18 hospitals. However, large differences were observed in some questionnaires, in matters such as ablation protocols. These factors may need to be standardized.
ラジオ波焼灼療法 (radiofrequency ablation)
肝細胞癌 (hepatocellular carcinoma)