- Primary Hospital Affiliation:
- Rhode Island Hospital
- Also Associated With:
- The Miriam Hospital
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass
- Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
- Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
- Areas of Expertise:
- Body imaging
- Musculoskeletal imaging
- Radiofrequency ablations
Damian Dupuy, MD, is the director of ultrasound in the department of diagnostic imaging at Rhode Island Hospital and is a pioneer in radiofrequency ablation (RFA). He is also a professor of diagnostic imaging at Brown Medical School.
First approved by the FDA in 1997, RFA is a minimally invasive technique that uses heat to destroy tumors. Since its approval, a number of hospitals around the country have adopted the technique, most often to destroy liver tumors. Dupuy took RFA a step further and broadened its application to successfully combat breast, kidney, lung, adrenal and bone cancer. In the years following FDA approval, more than 1000 patients have undergone radiofrequency ablation at Rhode Island Hospital, the largest use of RFA in treating malignancy in North America. Other newer technologies such as percutaneous microwave ablation and combination therapies using RFA with external beam radiation or internal radiation seeds have been pioneered by Dupuy at Rhode Island Hospital. Dupuy is now leading national trials in the use of microwave technology for the treatment of tumors.
Dupuy has published more than 120 articles and given numerous presentations nationally and internationally in the field of imaging and minimally invasive cancer therapies.
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