Effective radiation dose reduction in computed tomography-guided spinal injections: a prospective, comparative study with technical considerations

@inproceedings{Artner2012EffectiveRD,
  title={Effective radiation dose reduction in computed tomography-guided spinal injections: a prospective, comparative study with technical considerations},
  author={Juraj Artner and Friederike Lattig and Heiko Reichel and Balkan Cakir},
  booktitle={Orthopedic reviews},
  year={2012}
}
Despite the good general patient acceptance, high patient comfort, safety and precision in the needle placement, exposure to radiation in computed tomography (CT)-guided spinal interventions remains a serious concern, and is often used to argue against its use. The aim of this study was to determine the technical possibilities of reducing the radiation dose in CT-guided epidural and periradicular injections in lumbar spine. We evaluated the possibilities of reducing radiation dose to the… CONTINUE READING