Associate Professor of Radiology
David A. Woodrum, MD/PhD
Mayo Clinic Rochester
To practice my clinical specialty, Interventional Radiology emphasizing oncologic therapy and MRI-guided interventions, I have trained in medicine, clinical diagnostic and interventional radiology, MRI-guided intervention, physics and cell biology. My clinical residency and fellowship were performed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, with several additional months spent at Northwestern University and Johns Hopkins for further training in interventional MRI techniques. I was then offered a staff position at Mayo Clinic to advance interventional MRI clinical applications. At that time, we had MR-guided focused ultrasound for uterine fibroids. Since then we have added MR compatible biopsy and ablation devices, such as laser ablation and cryoablation technology for treatment of HCC and prostate cancer. We are pursuing clinical applications of many different MR compatible technologies to determine where it makes sense for clinical implementation. With my clinical collaborators, our goal is to provide better and new treatment options for patients with HCC and other solid organ malignancies.
MR guided Laser Ablation and Cryoablation for the prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. Standard therapies of surgery and radiation can have significant morbidity and recurrence rates range from 20-30%. Native and recurrent prostate cancer are best visualized with MR imaging. MR guided focal laser ablation is feasible and short term results demonstrate excellent results. MRI guided focal laser therapy and focal cryoablation are increasingly being utilized in native prostate cancer especially for low grade cancer and recurrent prostate cancer patients. Increasingly, patients are demanding for less morbid easy ways to treat these small cancers. Focal therapy is rapidly becoming that option. Our goal is to continue to expand our treatment capabilities in the fight against cancer.
Sunday, June 9
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Sunday, June 9
4:50 PM – 5:00 PM