Bone ablation using image guidance

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Learn what bone ablation is and how it is done using image guidance.

Key points

  • A bone ablation is a procedure where a doctor uses heat to treat a benign bone growth called an osteoid osteoma. This abnormal area is painful and the ablation will help ease the pain.
  • Bone ablation is usually a low-risk procedure.
  • Most children can go home on the same day as the procedure.
Last updated: February 9th 2016