EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY

Facet Joint Injection

Sep 22, 2016 by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Facet Joint Injection

Facet Joint Injection Donald V. La Barge, III, MD Key Facts Terminology Injection of corticosteroid and anesthetic into lumbar facet joint Pre-Procedure Facet joint osteoarthritis Synovial cyst causing neurologic symptoms…

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Celiac Plexus Block

Sep 22, 2016 by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Celiac Plexus Block

Celiac Plexus Block Lubdha M. Shah, MD Key Facts Terminology Palliative procedure in cases of severe upper abdominal pain caused by pancreatitis or advanced cancers of the upper abdominal viscera,…

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Cavity Spinwand

Sep 22, 2016 by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Cavity Spinwand

Cavity Spinwand Donald V. La Barge, III, MD Key Facts Terminology Cavity creation via plasma field ablation of vertebral body neoplasms prior to cement injection Pre-Procedure Indication Spinal tumor ±…

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Percutaneous Discectomy

Sep 22, 2016 by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Percutaneous Discectomy

Percutaneous Discectomy Lubdha M. Shah, MD Key Facts Terminology Percutaneous disc removal to reduce intradiscal pressure → protruded disc retracts back in place, reduced irritation on annulus nociceptive nerve receptors…

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Nucleoplasty

Sep 22, 2016 by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Nucleoplasty

Nucleoplasty Lubdha M. Shah, MD Key Facts Terminology Method of percutaneous disc decompression using Coblation technology: Bipolar radiofrequency energy Radiofrequency energy dissolves portion of nucleus Advantage: Controlled and highly localized…

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Computed Tomography

Sep 22, 2016 by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography Lubdha M. Shah, MD Key Facts CT Complementary to MR in Preprocedural Planning Assessment of osseous etiologies of back/neck pain Coronal and sagittal CT reconstruction are even more…

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Contrast Agents

Sep 22, 2016 by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Contrast Agents

Contrast Agents Lubdha M. Shah, MD Key Facts Definitions Contrast agents are used for accurate localization of needle position, & spread of contrast agents aids in delineation of pertinent anatomy…

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Imaging of Acute Orbital Pathologies

Sep 12, 2016 by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging of Acute Orbital Pathologies

Fig. 19.1 Normal orbital and ocular anatomy. (a) Plain radiograph (Water’s view) demonstrates osseous anatomy. The superior orbital fissure (2) separates the roof from the lateral wall of the orbit….

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Lower Extremity Trauma

Sep 12, 2016 by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Lower Extremity Trauma

Standard views: AP, PA with 25° caudal angulation (Ferguson) of the pelvis Frequent types of fractures: Isolated fractures of the pubic rami Pelvic ring disruption Fractures of the pelvis are…

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