Thermal Ablation of Bone Metastases

Michael R. Moynagh, A. Nicholas Kurup, Matthew R. Callstrom

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Image-guided, minimally invasive, percutaneous thermal ablation of bone metastases has unique advantages compared with surgery or radiation therapy. Thermal ablation of osseous metastases may result in significant pain palliation, prevention of skeletal-related events, and durable local tumor control. This article will describe current thermal ablation techniques utilized to treat bone metastases, summarize contemporary evidence supporting such thermal ablation treatments, and outline an approach to percutaneous ablative treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-308
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2018


  • cancer pain
  • interventional radiology
  • osseous metastases
  • pain palliation
  • thermal ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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