The Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) hosted a hands-on Breast Cryoablation Master Class on Thursday 25 January 2024, in conjunction with the SIO 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

This half-day program — the first of its kind to be organized by a major radiology society — highlights the basics of ablative therapies, breast cancer therapies, and patient selection for breast ablation through didactic presentations, case-based sessions, and dedicated hands-on training led by expert faculty.

This course covers:

  • Basic cryoablation and thermoprotective techniques
  • Key elements of pre-ablation imaging
  • Fundamentals techniques in breast cryoablation
  • Breast cancer cryoablation: How I do it (case-based) presentations
  • Multidisciplinary tumor board
  • Post-ablation imaging: Algorithm and imaging findings
  • Patient follow-up in breast cryoablation: Managing complications
  • Cryoablation in advanced breast cancer: “Pushing the envelope”
  • Breast cancer cryoablation and immunotherapy: The new frontier
  • Basics of surgical and medical therapy for breast cancer
  • Literature review of notable studies for breast cryoablation
  • Building a successful breast cryoablation practice


Held in conjunction with the SIO 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting.