Palliative treatment of painful bone metastases with MR imaging–guided focused ultrasound surgery: a two-centre study

@inproceedings{Zaccagna2015PalliativeTO,
  title={Palliative treatment of painful bone metastases with MR imaging–guided focused ultrasound surgery: a two-centre study},
  author={Fulvio Zaccagna and Brachetti Giulia and Alberto Bazzocchi and Paolo Spinnato and Ugo Albisinni and Alessandro Napoli and Carlo Catalano},
  year={2015}
}
Methods This is a prospective, single arm, multicentre study performed after IRB approval. 72 patients (female: 24, male: 48, mean age: 61.6) with painful bone metastases were enrolled. 87 non-spinal lesions underwent MRgFUS treatment using ExAblate 2100 system (InSightec). European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-BM22 was used for clinical assessment additionally to Visual Analog Scale (VAS), at baseline and 1,3 and 6 months after treatment. All patients underwent CT and… CONTINUE READING