Ultrasound-guided interventional procedures for chronic pain management

Academic Article


  • Ultrasonography has multiple advantages over traditional radiologic imaging modalities when used for interventional procedures. It allows improved visualization of the anatomy while avoiding ionizing radiation and risks associated with contrast use. It has proved superiority at accuracy of delivery and procedural effectiveness over blind procedures when used in association with interventional pain procedures. Although limited in its ability to see through bony structures, ultrasound has utility in visualizing soft tissues and vascular structures in anatomic regions of interest resulting in increased use for posterior neuraxial, periaxial, peripheral nerve and joint-related structures. Current evidence for use in these settings is presented here. In some cases, optimal utility may be improved by combining ultrasonography with other imaging modalities.
  • Published In

  • Pain Management  Journal
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    Author List

  • Korbe S; Udoji EN; Ness TJ; Udoji MA
  • Start Page

  • 465
  • End Page

  • 482
  • Volume

  • 5
  • Issue

  • 6