Image-Guided Spine Tumor Ablation: Where Do We Stand?

Anderanik Tomasian, Jack W. Jennings

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Minimally invasive percutaneous spine thermal ablation technologies, often combined with vertebral augmentation, have proven safe and effective in management of selected patients with spinal metastases. Special attention to procedure techniques including choice of ablation modality, thermal protection measures, adequacy of treatment, and post-ablation imaging is essential for improved patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage Guided Interventions of the Spine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Clinical Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030800796
ISBN (Print)9783030800789
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Microwave ablation
  • Patient selection
  • Percutaneous thermal ablation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Thermal ablation complications
  • Thermal protection
  • Tumor ablation
  • Vertebral augmentation


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