Comparative Effectiveness of MRgFUS Versus CTgRFA for Osteoid Osteomas

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Matthew Bucknor
Updated on 29 July 2023
Accepts healthy volunteers


Osteoid osteomas are painful, benign bone tumors that occur most frequently in young males between ages 10 and 20 years. The goal of the proposed study is based on the premise that MRgFUS is noninferior to CT-guided radiofrequency ablation (CTgRFA), in terms of pain reduction following treatment of osteoid osteomas, and offers possible improvements with regards to 1) post-procedural pain, 2) clinical resource utilization, 3) patient experience, and/or 4) adverse events. The data from the current study would provide clinicians important information in deciding between treatment options for ablation of osteoid osteomas.

Condition Osteoid Osteoma
Treatment MRgFUS, CTgRFA
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02923011
SponsorMatthew Bucknor
Last Modified on29 July 2023


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Inclusion Criteria

Men and women ages ≥ 8 years old
Diagnosis of osteoid osteoma as confirmed when a musculoskeletal radiologist and orthopedic oncologist agree that a patient's imaging and clinical history are most compatible with the diagnosis of osteoid osteoma. A patient referred by a clinician other than orthopedic oncologist will require a clinic visit with an orthopedic oncologist for study inclusion
Patients must have medically uncontrolled pain from an osteoid osteoma, as defined by pain, which, in the view of the referring orthopedic oncologist significantly interferes with that patient's activities of daily living. Pain may be refractory to management with medications because of inadequate pain control, or because of side effects of the pain medication
If patients have an additional site of pain, it must be 2 points less severe and distinguishable from the pain at the osteoid osteoma site
Patients (or guardians/parents) who are able and willing to give consent (or assent where applicable) and able to attend all study visits
No prior interventional therapy for the osteoid osteoma
Able to safely undergo MRI exam, tolerate being in an MRI scanner, and receive anesthesia/sedation for the treatment
Targeted bone/tumor interface is accessible to the ExAblate device and located in a rib, extremity (excluding intra-articular location), pelvis, shoulders (including clavicles), or the sternum
Targeted lesion must be deeper than 1 cm from the skin
Targeted lesion must be clearly visible by non-contrast MRI
Karnofsky Performance Status > 60

Exclusion Criteria

Patients a) who need surgical stabilization of the affected bone (elevated fracture risk) or b) whose targeted tumor is at an impending fracture site, as determined by the referring orthopedic oncologist
Targeted tumor in the skull/spine
Targeted tumor is < 1 cm from a major nerve
Patients with an acute medical condition (e.g. pneumonia, sepsis) that is expected to hinder them from completing this study
Patients with unstable cardiac status including: patients on anti-arrhythmic drugs, unstable angina pectoris, documented myocardial infarction within six months of protocol entry, congestive heart failure requiring medication (other than diuretic)
Severe hypertension (diastolic BP > 100 on medication)
Patients with standard contraindications for MR imaging such as non-MRI compatible implanted metallic devices
Patients with an active infection or severe hematological, neurological, or other uncontrolled disease
Severe cerebrovascular disease
Known intolerance or allergy to medications used for sedation/anesthesia
Known intolerance or allergy to MR contrast agent (gadolinium chelates)
Patients unable to communicate with the investigator and staff
Patients with persistent pain undistinguishable from the target lesion
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