Book Description: Ablation is destruction of tissue function and is an important form of therapy for many conditions. This book describes the design of probes, generators, and other devices to accomplish ablation and describes the procedures that optimize therapeutic effect. * Describes ablation modalities: radio frequency, cryo, microwave, ultrasonic, laser and chemical ablation. * Explains how to perform imaging, mapping and guidance during ablation. * Covers the many applications for ablation. * Describes how to measure tissue physical parameters necessary for computer modeling of ablation. * Covers tissue regrowth, computer modeling, probes, generators, regulatory requirements, and manufacturers.