Semin intervent Radiol 2022; 39(02): 157-161
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1745795
Review Article

Thermal Protection Strategies and Neuromonitoring during Ablation

Alan Alper Sag
1   Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Aatif M. Husain
2   Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
3   Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Neurodiagnostic Center, Durham, North Carolina
› Author Affiliations
Funding No funding was received for any portion of this work.


Advanced interventional pain management approaches seek to lesion neural targets to achieve desirable analgesia; however, equally important is preservation of motor and sensory function for regional bystander nerves. The topic of neuroprotection is also relevant for thermal ablation of metastatic bone tumors in the vicinity of neural structures. This report aims to provide an IR-directed framework of thermoprotective techniques available during thermal ablation.

Publication History

Article published online:
30 June 2022

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