Intraoperative radiation therapy during percutaneous cement augmentation

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Prof. Udo Obertacke, MD, PHD & Frederic Bludau, MD, PhD, Associate professor

Mannheim Medical Faculty at University of Heidelberg, Germany


Prof. Dr. med. Udo Obertacke & Dr. med. Frederic Bludau performing a Spinal Metastases Surgery using IORT to sterilize and stabilize the affected vertebral bodies

Live-case treatment video of a 78-year-old male patient performing percutaneous cement augmentation using intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). With the needle applicator, a radiation dose of 2 x 8 Gy in 13mm from the applicator surface was applied with approx. 2 x 5 min. an overall radiation time. Overall, this live-case highlights the procedure and the applicability of IORT during a spinal metastases surgery.

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