MRI-Guided Ultrasound Relieves Pain of Bone Metastases

Lauren M. Green @OncNurseEditor
Published: Thursday, Jun 19, 2014
Dr. Mark Hurwitz

Mark Hurwitz, MD

An MRI-guided focused ultrasound approach using heat to alleviate the pain commonly associated with bone metastases has proven to be safe and effective in a multi-center phase III clinical trial, yielding a 64% response rate based on self-reported pain scores among patients receiving the noninvasive intervention.

Hurwitz D, Ghanouni P, Kanaev SV, et al. Magnetic resonance- guided focused ultrasound for patients with painful bone metastases: phase III trial results [published online April 23, 2014]. J Natl Cancer Inst. doi:10.1093/ jnci/dju082.

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