MRI-Guided Cryoablation to Alleviate Pain in Head, Neck and Spine
The objective of this study is to provide pain relief to patients with facet joint disease or head and neck pain related to compression of a nerve root. The goal is to provide palliative care with superior efficacy and longer relief compared to current methods.
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- Procedure: Cryoablation under image guidance
- Device: MRI Seednet Cryotherapy System
- Neurology: Neuropathy/Myopathy,Pain Medicine
- Radiology: MRI
- Orthopedics: Arthritis/Rheumatology,Pain Management
- Pain Management: Neurology,Orthopedics
- Facet Joints
- MRI Seednet Cryotherapy Syste
Brigham and Women's Hospital -- 2012-P-002071
Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Participants must be willing and able to sign a written informed consent document.
- Patients must have facet joint disease or pain due to a damaged or compressed nerve that would benefit from a minimally invasive image-guided procedure (i.e., adjacent to critical structures, better visualized under 3 Tesla MRI than CT)
- Subjects must be able to adhere to the visit schedules and attend pre and post imaging.
- Participants must be at least 18 years of age
- Participants must have an estimated life expectancy of >8 weeks in the opinion of the clinician.
- Patients with radiculopathy must have the cause of pain confirmed by a nerve block within 3 months prior to ablation
- Contraindications to MRI and Gadolinium
- (i.e. estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate <60ml/min, metal clips)
- Pregnant or breastfeeding woman are excluded from this research.
18 Years and older
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Study Locations and Contact Information (1)
|Brigham and Womens Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts||2.6 miles||Thomas Lee MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|