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Feasibility of percutaneous vertebroplasty with MR-guided laser ablation
Author(s): Roger J. McNichols; Ashok Gowda; Kamran Ahrar; R. Jason Stafford; Roger E. Price; John D. Hazle
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Paper Abstract

This work was aimed at exploring the feasibility of MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) as an adjuvant to vertebroplasty, especially for the management of spinal metastatic tumors. Such a technique may provide a number of advantages including an additional tool for tumor reduction, improved hemostasis, and high precision and safety in thermal therapy. We report on the development of tools and procedures to facilitate augmentation of vertebroplasty with LITT, and we describe the results of laser thermal treatments in normal canine vertebrae.

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Date Published: 13 July 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5312, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIV, (13 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.528468
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Roger J. McNichols, BioTex, Inc. (United States)
Ashok Gowda, BioTex, Inc. (United States)
Kamran Ahrar, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
R. Jason Stafford, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Roger E. Price, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
John D. Hazle, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5312:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIV
Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Nikiforos Kollias; Kenton W. Gregory; Henry Hirschberg; Reza S. Malek; Abraham Katzir; David S. Robinson; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Eugene A. Trowers; Werner T.W. de Riese; Lawrence S. Bass; Lloyd P. Tate; Steen J. Madsen; Keith D. Paulsen; Karen M. McNally-Heintzelman, Editor(s)

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