RF for Treatments of Malignant Lesions

  • Bassem A. GeorgyEmail author
  • Stefano Marini
  • Emanuele Piras


Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of spinal tumors is a challenging technique and appeared only intermittently in the literature since the early 1980s. Recently, multipurpose radiofrequency ablation devices have been employed during the ablation of spinal tumors and during vertebral augmentation. We review the history and progress of these techniques, describing the current status and indications of the techniques and their expected future roles in the treatment of metastatic spinal lesions.


Radiofrequency Ablation National Comprehensive Cancer Network Ablation Zone Local Tumor Control Cement Augmentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bassem A. Georgy
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Stefano Marini
    • 3
  • Emanuele Piras
    • 3
  1. 1.University of California San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.San Diego ImagingSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Radiology Santissima Trinita HospitalCagliariItaly

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