Image guided injections
As a radiologist I perform a number of image guided injections when
"blind" injections have not been as effective as possible. However, I
always use ultrasound guidance - it is more readily available, and in my
hands a much more effective technique, plus avoiding ionising radiation.
For those clinicians regularly performing injections who require some form
of image guidance the use of ultrasound should be considered. It is a
technique that can be easily learnt, and gives confidence that the needle
has actually been placed where it is needed. I would strongly advocate
usage of ultrasound for as many superficial injections as possible.
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