ADF5901 temperature measurement

I've configured the ADF5901 to use the internal temperature sensor to take temperature measurements and it seems to work.
I'm interested in taking the ADF5901 temperature periodically.
My questions are:
1. Can I keep the counters enabled and the DMA working and just read the temperature when needed? In this case, these features will be enabled while the ADF5901 transmits.
2. Can I read the temperature while the device is transmitting?
3. Are there any side effects to steps 1 or 2?
Thank you,