Vertebro-IORT or Kypho-IORT

For many cancer patients who develop painful spinal metastases in the course of their disease, percutaneous vertebral augmentation, by injection of bone cement, is a valuable treatment option aimed to achieve pain relief and mobility improvement. By using intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) with the ZEISS INTRABEAM System during vertebral augmentation, the metastasis can be sterilized and the vertebra can be stabilized during the same session, a process resulting in fast reduction of the patient’s pain. It also enables instant full weight bearing and restores mobility, enhancing the patient’s quality of life.

This treatment, performed by an Interventional Radiologist in collaboration with Radiotherapist, is minimally-invasive requiring a small skin incision during mild sedation. Patient is normally discharged from the Hospital the same procedural day.

The first clinical trial experiences of this approach have yielded very promising results with an intraoperative risk profile comparable to vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty alone yielding increased patient convenience by reducing both the treatment time and hospitalization time if compared to conventional multifraction radiation treatment

Vertebro-IORT Interventional Radiology - IEO Milan ITALY

Vertebral Painful Metastasis

MRI showing vertebral Metastasis

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