Results from the pre-specified interim analysis of the landmark INTRACEPT randomized controlled trial were presented for first time on February 20, 2019 at the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) meeting in Miami, Fla. The study demonstrated statistically and clinically superior outcomes in patients treated with the INTRACEPT Procedure as compared to conservative care. As a result, the independent Data Management Committee recommended halting enrollment in the study and offering early crossover to the control arm.
“It’s highly unusual for a study to stop early for superiority. As an investigator in the trial, it’s an honor to present these results for the first time at ASSR 2019. I look forward to further follow-up and the long-term results of this important study,” said Dan Nguyen, MD at Neuroradiology and Pain Solutions of Oklahoma.
Dr. John Go, President of the ASSR said, “The audience was excited to hear about INTRACEPT results which demonstrated that vertebrogenic pain could be successfully treated by this novel approach utilizing radiofrequency ablation (burning) of the basi-vertebral nerve. This could be a game-changer for patients suffering from back pain.”
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About The American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR)
The American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) was founded in 1993 to support educational programs and practicums on spine imaging and intervention, as well as the development of standards of practice for various interventional spine procedures that strengthen the practice of spine radiology.
The ASSR has over 600 active U.S. and international members from diverse clinical and scientific backgrounds in spine imaging and intervention.