Background/Aims: Clinical engineers operate and manage the radiofrequency ablation (RFA) generator during RFA for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in our hospital. Clinical engineers also carry out data management of patient information. Initially, patient information including the patient status, treatment site, and nodule diameter at the time of treatment has been recording in database by Microsoft Office Excel. However, increased RFA sessions including recurrent HCC patients have a risen complicated problem. Therefore, in order to improve the operability and data management, we have created a percutaneous radiofrequency ablation database using the Microsoft Office Access.
Materials and Methods:. FromJanuary2012, the RFA treatment information table by Microsoft Office Access inputs treatment day, the generator, the hand piece, drugs, the treatment site, nodule size, treatment-time information, and patient status at the time of treatment.
Results: In January 2012 to May 2014, to register 154 patients on the Access database, RFA was performed 481 sessions. Ninety-six patients (62.3%) of 154 patients were two or more times of RFA sessions were performed.
Ninety-five cases of 481 sessions (19.8%) were required during treatment complications risk management from prior information.
Conclusion: The relationship associates data stored divided in to a plurality of tables. In addition, screen configuration is the time of information and treatment the patient information to be able to see in one screen, and to be able to easily understand the information for each patient.
We report the usefulness of database management by Microsoft Office Access.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN