ablation area

ablation area

[ə′blā·shən ′er·ē·ə]
(hydrology)
The section in a glacier or snowfield where ablation exceeds accumulation.
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In 1965, the ablation area of Khatling trunk glacier orientation was towards the south.
published that ablation area was larger than conventional methods by preventing any possible hydrocarbons that in adjacent tissue of electrode by using the Cool-wet tip (CWT) made by complexly applying coolant circulation system and the discharge of normal saline solution.
The depth of thermal coagulation zone was measured at the smooth ablation area under microscope.
The ablation area is the opposite: the giant melting zone that feeds the rivers.
The physician then threads a specialized spray cryotherapy catheter through the endoscope, selects the ablation area and sprays extremely cold (-196xC) liquid nitrogen on the diseased or obstructive tissue to flash freeze and destroy it.
To better diagnose and treat certain arrhythmias, the EZ STEER([R]) THERMOCOOL([R]) Bi-Directional Catheter technology incorporates an ergonomically-inspired handle, a special design that aids comfort and provides the physician with a feeling of "direct connection" with the catheter tip and target ablation area.
MWA advantages include ablation of larger ablation areas in faster ablation times, with fewer applicator insertions compared to RFA.