at La Jolla, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
David Piccioni, MD



The NeuroBlate® System (NBS) is a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool that is being manufactured by Monteris Medical. Since it received FDA clearance in May 2009, the NBS has been used in over 2000 procedures conducted at over 56 leading institutions across United States. This is a prospective, multi-center registry that will include data collection up to 12 months to evaluate procedural success, local control failure rate, and QoL in up to 1,000 patients and up to 50 sites.

Official Title

Laser Ablation of Abnormal Neurological Tissue Using Robotic NeuroBlate System (LAANTERN) Prospective Registry


Metastatic Brain Tumor Primary Brain Tumor Epileptic/Seizure Foci Procedural Success Progression Quality of Life Brain Neoplasms Seizures NeuroBlate System


You can join if…

  1. Patient or legally authorized representative provides written authorization and/or consent per institution and geographical requirements
  2. Patient who is to undergo thermal therapy by the NeuroBlate® System for treatment of their neurological disorder

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Patient who is, or is expected to be inaccessible for follow-up
  2. Patient meets any exclusion criteria required by local law (e.g. age)
  3. Other concurrent medical or other condition (chronic or acute in nature) that in the opinion of the investigator may prevent participation or otherwise render patient ineligibility for the study


  • University of California, San Diego accepting new patients
    La Jolla California 92093 United States
  • Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center accepting new patients
    Phoenix Arizona 85013 United States

Lead Scientist

  • David Piccioni, MD
    Associate Professor Of Clinical, Neurosciences. Authored (or co-authored) 39 research publications


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