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Spine

  • Dimitrios K. Filippiadis
  • Alexis Kelekis
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter we will review the injection procedures performed in the spine including RF denervation technique for facet joints. We will discuss technical principles for the various types of spine injections, used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. We will describe indications, anatomy, proper techniques and approach, choice of equipment, quantity of pharmaceuticals, and appropriate aftercare as well as possible procedure-related symptoms and their treatment. In addition we will review in details the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for intervertebral disc herniation.

Abbreviations

A-P

Anteroposterior

CT

Computed tomography

G

Gauge

iv

Intravenous

mm

Millimetres

RF

Radiofrequency

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.2nd Radiology DepartmentUniversity General Hospital “Attikon”AthensGreece

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