What are injections under fluoroscopy?
Injection techniques under fluoroscopy are used for high-precision injections to ensure that medication is injected in a targeted site.
During an injection under fluoroscopic guidance procedure, a source of radiation is directed at a patient in a radiology room with X-ray control. Internal elements to be examined are coloured with a radio-opaque material. The material will absorb more radiations and generate simple- or double-contrast images to better analyze affected structures. The position of an injection needle is pinpointed under radiography. A small quantity of contrast agent (iodine) is injected right before injection of medication to confirm that the tip of the needle is in the right place and aimed at the location or source of a patient’s pain.
A multitude of pathologies cause chronic pain that may benefit from local treatment using various high-precision means. Clinique de physiatrie et de médecine du sport de Montréal specializes in injection treatment. For more information about the procedures offered at out clinic or to make an appointment, , contact us today!
The following injections under fluoroscopy are performed at our clinic :