STAR™ Tumor Ablation System
Physicians can now provide acute pain relief to patients using the latest in minimally invasive metastatic spinal tumor treatments, radiofrequency (RF) ablation therapy.
The STAR™ Tumor Ablation System offers potentially dramatic improvements in the palliative treatment of metastatic spinal tumors when compared to conventional methods, which can take weeks and require multiple treatments to achieve measurable reductions in tumor size and associated pain and other symptoms. The STAR Tumor Ablation System combines controlled access to the vertebral body with controlled RF energy delivery to create a controlled RF ablation zone. This offers physicians the ability to reduce the size and effect of metastatic spinal tumors in a single, minimally invasive RF ablation procedure.
Equally beneficial to patients who undergo a RF ablation procedure to treat metastatic spinal tumors is that, unlike with radiation therapy, there may be no need to delay systemic and primary cancer treatment regimens.
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STAR Tumor Ablation Procedure