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CT Fluoroscopic Guidance Allows Direct Visualization of Nontarget Critical Structures


Objective: To provide an overview of proper procedure for CT fluoroscopy-guided lumbar medial branch blocks and facet radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Design: Retrospective review of the literature and clinical experience. Discussion: For lumbar medial branch blocks and RFA, the patient is positioned prone on the CT scanner table. A reference radiopaque marker is placed midline on the skin surface. Anteroposterior and lateral scout images are acquired, followed by a limited CT scan t more...
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