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Table 9 Follow-up and response evaluation

From: Clinical practice of image-guided spine radiosurgery - results from an international research consortium

  UHW UPMC UofT UVAMC RSMC
Place of follow-up In clinic In clinic In clinic In clinic In clinic
Definition of local control No progression on serial imaging. No progression on serial imaging. No progression on serial imaging. No progression on serial imaging. No progression on serial imaging.
Imaging modalities required for definition of local control MRI if possible MRI if possible MRI if possible MRI if possible MRI/PET
System for pain scoring Visual analogue scale Visual analogue scale N/A unless of study then the Brief Pain Inventory Visual analogue scale NRS-11
Frequency of FU examinations Every three months, every six months after 1 year 1 month, then 3 months, then 6, 12, and then yearly. Every 2-3 months 3 month intervals for the first year Every 3 months