EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY

Vascular Chest Emergencies

Jun 30, 2019 by in EMERGENCY RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Vascular Chest Emergencies

With chest pain representing one of the most common presenting symptoms in the emergency department (ED), radiologists are frequently called upon for the noninvasive evaluation of aortic and pulmonary vascular…

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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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