Radiation Doses for Different Approaches of Fluoroscopy-Guided Epidural Injections: An Observational Clinical Study

Sacaklidir R., ÖZTÜRK E. C. , ŞENCAN S. , GÜNDÜZ O. H.

PAIN PHYSICIAN, vol.25, no.1, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Title of Journal : PAIN PHYSICIAN
  • Keywords: Spine, epidural injections, radiation, radiation exposure, fluoroscopy, prevention, device safety, MANAGING CHRONIC PAIN, MEDICARE POPULATION, STEROID INJECTIONS, DOUBLE-BLIND, EXPOSURE, MANAGEMENT, GROWTH, SAFETY


Background: Although fluoroscopy-guided interventional therapies have declined in recent years, radiation exposure remains a critical issue for both patients and medical staff. Radiation exposure varies according to the physicians' experience, procedure time, patients' body mass index (BMI), imaging techniques, and the type of procedure performed.