Intramuscular injections into the buttocks: are they truly intramuscular?

  title={Intramuscular injections into the buttocks: are they truly intramuscular?},
  author={Victoria O. Chan and Jane Colville and Thara Persaud and Orla Buckley and Scott J Hamilton and William C. Torreggiani},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  volume={58 3},
AIM To radiologically determine if intramuscular (IM) injections into the buttocks are truly intramuscular. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a prospective study conducted during a 6 month period beginning in October 2004. Fifty inpatients were recruited from a single tertiary referral hospital. Approval was obtained from the hospital research ethics committee and informed written consent was acquired from all participants. Prior to computerised tomography (CT), each patient received an IM… CONTINUE READING